Express Editions have been released for Free

Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2005 9:14 AM by C-Dog's .NET Tip of the Day
Today, Microsoft announced that the Express editions of Visual Studio will be free for an entire year.  It was originally speculated that these would cost $49 or $99.  If someone you know would like to get more familiar with Visual Studio these are a great way to start since they are very oriented to new developers.
The products available are:
  • Visual Web Developer Express
  • Visual Basic Express
  • Visual C# Express
  • Visual C++ Express
  • Visual J# Express
  • Sql Server Express

Plus if you register they are giving the following benefits away.

250 royalty-free stock photography images from Corbis
Free Windows Icons from IconBuffet
Free eBooks including: Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition: Build a Web Site Now, Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, and Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!
3rd party components from VSIP partners

The link is below.

Visual Studio Express

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