Earlier today Microsoft released the final (RTM) versions of their Microsoft Express offerings. The software was previously available as a beta release. The tools are all free and appear to be a good way to get started with Microsoft development. Unlike many free development software offerings, apparently these tools can be used for commercial development.
The Microsoft Express software includes:
- Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
- Visual Basic 2010 Express
- Visual C# 2010 Express
- Visual C++ 2010 Express
If you are planning to use the Microsoft Express software, check out the very detailed FAQ which offers insight into what you can and can’t build using the free versions of the development software.
Very cool. I think I have a free license to install this on my computer at work. I will definitely have to try it out and see how it goes.
That web page has no info about VS Express 2010, just 2008. Also my VSE 2010 says for Evaluation Purposes only, where 2008 said it was ‘Fully Licensed’. Hmm, think I’ll stick with VS Express 2008, none of the BS restrictions.