Microsoft announced on April 15th the release of Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2005 Beta 2 (according to MSDN). Microsoft has also announced a Go-Live license for these products. To find out more about the Go-Live license, visit The Go-Live license is very similar to the one released with the original version. It allows a user to release applications, websites, or web services to the public under specific guidelines and regulations. A list of these guidelines is available by visiting the website above.