Monday, November 07, 2005

Microsoft Development Tools FREE

The Express Editions are an expansion of the Visual Studio and SQL Server product line to include lightweight, easy-to-use, and easy-to-learn tools for hobbyists, students, and novice developers who want to build dynamic Windows applications, Web sites, and Web services. The Express products consist of:
- Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition, a lightweight tool for building dynamic Web sites and Web services.
- Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition, Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition, and Visual J# 2005 Express Edition, targeted programming tools for students and hobbyists who wish to learn the fundamentals of Windows programming.
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, a database for building data-driven applications.

There are no licensing restrictions for applications built using the Express Editions and so can be used for commercial purposes.

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