Visual Studio 2005 Express

By Deane Barker on November 9, 2005

Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Good news if you want to try .Net.

Until November 7, 2006, we are promotionally discounting the downloadable versions of Express to free. This doesn’t mean that the product turns off after a year, but rather that as long as you download the product before November 7, 2006, you can get it for free and you can use it forever.

They had Express versions of the last version of Visual Studio, but it was a beta that expired.

I just paid $750 for the full version of Visual Studio 2003. Wonderful. The fact that I hate it makes me more irritated that I paid for it.

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  1. It’s limited in that it doesn’t have the full capabilities of Visual Studio, but it’s still a good debugger and Windows Forms designer. I tried the C# Express 2005 Beta 2 before I moved to Solaris, and liked what I saw in general, except I prefer Java/Eclipse/VE.

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