I was actually thinking about this last night and to my joy this morning I found my Visual Studio .NET (7) Beta 2 CD's from microsoft.com/UK (see previous post here )
The pack contains the 3 VS CD's, the WINCUP upgrade CD and the demo/sample CD in a rather stylish flip case :P
From the cover letter
Dear Mr Richardson
It's with much enthusiasm that we present your copy of Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Beta 2. There's a lot in it, and we don't want to slow you down. So here's a quick snapshot of all the goodies.
In addition to the many features of Beta 1, you'll benefit from powerful new features and enhancements including improved VB migration support, development life-cycle tools and third-party component downloads.
.NET Resource CD
Get coding for the Microsoft .NET platform right away! This invaluable bonus CD conatins extensive learning and technical materials for Microsoft .NET developers; code samples, demos, technical articles, white papers, sample book chapters and third-party resources.
Even Visual Studio gurus will benefit from this free online guided tour. And if you're new to Visual Studio, it's a must. You'll create your first XML Web Service and learn the ins-and-outs of the Solution Explorer, Dynamic Help, the Task List, Macros and much more. Check it out at https://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/vstudiot
Of course at this point they try to sell you a subscription to MSDN with the 20% discount flyer that comes with the pack. You can still sign up for the free pack, and now they seem to be offering a VS.NET basketball pack ??
Sign up: microsoft.com/uk/msdn