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Friday, April 28, 2006

Visual Studio 2005 Express is Free Permanently

Extract from Dan Fernandez's (Lead Product Manager - Visual Studio Express) Blog.

Dear Visual Studio Express community,

We are incredibly excited to announce that effective April 19th, 2006, all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions including Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, Visual C++, and Visual Web Developer Express will be free permanently!

Prior to this pricing announcement, Visual Studio Express Editions were promotionally discounted to be free for one year, starting on November 7th, 2005. With this announcement, the promotional discount for Visual Studio Express is now permanent and Express will continue to be free.

The key reason for the pricing change was you. You’ve helped make Visual Studio Express a runaway hit, and we’re proud to announce that in the five months since its launch, Express has been downloaded over 5 million times!

In addition to announcing that Express is free, we also have some very cool new content with something for everyone including:......................

Please visit Dan Fernandez's blog for for complete details....

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