The Express products expand the Visual Studio product line to include lightweight, easy-to-use, and easy-to-learn tools for novices, hobbyists, and enthusiasts who want to build dynamic Windows applications and Web sites. The Express products are available for free public download.
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/

Options include:
Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
Visual C++ Express Edition
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Visual J# Express Edition