According to eWeek, Microsoft is planning to launch the final release version, RTM (Release To Manufacturing) of Visual Studio 2005 on Nov. 7 in San Francisco along with SQL Server 2005.
This is a great news for every .NET developer so that they do not need to use any BETA and/or CTP (Community Technology Preview) releases any more; and no more BETA downloads as well. I still use beta2 for majority of the .NET development. Hopefully none of the existing applications will break as it did in the case from BETA1 to BETA2 migration.
If you have any suggestions and/or feedback on any of the forth coming releases, you can always do that from MSDN Product Feedback Center