Edgar Sanchez is at TechEd and is reporting that Paul Flessner has announced the release date of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 as being the week of November 7th. Five months to wait, then...

Update: the full text of Flessner's speech is now online at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/flessner/06-07Tech-Ed05.mspx

But at least the SQL Server 2005 June CTP is with us today!  Yay, (slightly) new toys to play with :-)  It's at times like this (i.e. when faced with a 765Mb download), that I'm grateful to BT for upgrading my ADSL to 2Mbps.