Microsoft Offers Free Software Developer Tools

Microsoft Corporation India introduced a free tool, Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions, for India’s growing student and technology enthusiast community.

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions are light-weight, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn offerings that enable novices to quickly develop dynamic Web applications and Windows applications.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions consist of Visual Web Developer Express, Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, Visual C++ Express and Visual J# Express.

The Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions can be downloaded from In addition, to address bandwidth issues in India, Microsoft is giving out CDs of Visual Studio Express Editions.

The CD is available to the first 20,000 developers that register on the site – and will be shipped to them free of cost.

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