Every once in a while I hear things that I want to blog about as soon as I hear about them, but we're kind of embargo'ed on them, and this was one of them.  In fact, I had even forgotten we were going to announce this today until it was mentioned at our Product Unit Meeting. 

Yep, if you've been using Visual Web Developer Express, or have been holding off, check it out!  The final word came down today that the Express versions of Visual Studio are going to be free!  Up until now, there was the understanding that if you wanted to get a copy after November 7th, 2006, you'd have to pay about $50, but this "threat" has been removed!

So what's stopping you from downloading?  Oh wait, if you're reading this, you've likely already downloaded it!  Thanks!