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.