Visual Studio 2005 and SQL 2005 Express editions FREE from Microsoft

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  1. EvilSS

    EvilSS New Member

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    Microsoft is giving away Visual Studio 2005 Express edition for free. They were going to charge $49 for it. Gotta hurry though, the free offer expires in one year :rolleyes: (you can use it forever once you download it, but it won't be a free download after Nov. 2006)

    Also SQL Server 2005 Express is free for the taking. It's the replacement for MSDE, essentially a lightweight but fully functional version of SQL server 2005.

    More info and the downloads can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx
     
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    In for later. [move]:run:[/move]
     
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    dunno what exactly i'd use it for... yet.

    in anyways. thanks.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    just picked up SQL 2k5 Standard Edition and VS 2005 Pro for free at one of their launch events out here in PHX :coold:
     
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    noice :bigthumb:
     
  7. EvilSS

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    Yep, this is one of the reasons to check out there events pages once in a while. They LOVE to give away their software.


    That said: MSDN Universal for Gold Partners (for free) > Event Freebies :wiggle:
     
  8. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    :eek4: I don't suppose you know if they are still having the launch events? If so, how would I find the nearest one and could I go and get a free copy of VS2005? I wouldn't mind upgrading my VC++ 6.0 Pro for free.
     

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