MSDN is offering the Visual Studio Express Editions as a free download for one year. This offer was made starting November 7, 2005.
In an announcement MSDN states, “Our customers are very excited about the release of these products, so this limited-time download is our gift to the hobbyist, student, and novice community – we’re excited to see the amazing
applications they’ll build!”
The free download offer is available on the Visual Studio Express Editions, and includes:
- Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
- Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
- Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
- Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
- Visual J# 2005 Express Edition
Do note that once the software has been downloaded in this period, they remain free!
Thanks to hilltop for sounding us off on this offer.