I have just started testing multiprocess builds a quad core processor (Vista Home premium, VS2005 Pro, SP1). When I select 2 or more projects using Batch Build and then start the build, the projects are not compiled in parallel but rather sequentially (i.e. one after another).
The multiprocessor build works to some extent when Building or Rebuilding a solution. But even this appears to be buggy. For example, I have 7 small projects in the solution. When projects 1-4 are being built, it is possible to cancel the build. On the other hand, once the builds for projects 5-7 start then it is not possible to cancel them - I must simply wait until they finish.
Are these bugs or have I missed something From what I can see, this feature should either work or not work.