Microsoft had announced today the launch of the Visual Studio Express Editions. What are they exactly?
I had downloaded the Express Edition Beta’s sometime early this year (quite a big download — 100MB++, but it’s worth the time and waiting). What’s new? Well, Microsoft is offering these new set of tools — aimed for students, programming-enthusiasts, and novice developers FREE of Charge! Yes! You had read it right — FREE!! Atleast for the first year .. hehehe .. It was originally planned to sell the Express Edition tools at around US$49 per license.
For more information and download instructions, please head on to http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx