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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx. 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 – www.vsexpress.in and will be shipped to them free of cost.