Hmmm.. This is an obscure one. I need language support (i.e. c# & VB.NET) in Visual Studio 2005 but I only have the copy which is rolled in with SQL Server, called Premier Partner Edition, this comes installed with the BIDS development stuff but no actual programming languages.
I only need ASP.NET support, which I could easily get by installing Express Edition, but MSoft have changed all the downloads now to 2008. I have some third party dev templates which I need to work with so I need to stick with 2005.
Has anyone got any experience of updating the default BIDS Visual Studio? I've seen a lot of posts which just tell me to install Visual Studio 2005, so I guess the path of least resistance would be to buy a copy if I can find one, but surely it isn't rocket science to install additional language support? Microsoft admit there is an extensibility framework in Premier Partner but are a bit short on explaining how and where I can get hold of any extensions.
I've tried a couple of downloads which do exactly this but they rely on you having service pack 1 installed and the service pack downloads won't install on Premier Partner.
I suspect I'm just missing a search term, so if anyone even knows what it is exactly I'm looking for that would be extremely useful.
Anybody managed this? All I want to do is throw a few web forms together on my dev server....