Get complete development tools for free with Express Editions
Source: Edmond Woychowsky
Microsoft offers Express Editions of both Visual Studio .NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005. This gives developers all the tools they need to create .NET applications and could create a generation of developers that are at least familiar with the .NET Framework. The jury is still out on whether this is a brilliant move by Microsoft or mere folly. Edmond Woychowsky tells you how to install the Express Editions so you can see for yourself.
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