Here's two announcements which in their own right are pretty cool, but add them together...

It's just been announced that Visual Studio Express will be free indefinitely ! - this is awesome news for hobbyists, students etc...

So, now that you have your Visual Studio Express tools installed and working what exactly are you going to do with it ? - perhaps write an application to track your stamp collection, or favorite recipies (great ideas, but I'm sure you would agree that these are pretty boring, right?).

How about building your own Lego Mindstorms robot and then programming this through Visual Studio ! - Now that sounds more like it... Check out the Coding4Fun site to get more information.

- Mike