Dan Fernandez writes today about some of the great content and news his team over at Visual Studio 2005 Express and the Coding 4 Fun folks are particularly excited about.  Most notable: Visual Studio 2005 Express is now and forever completely FREE.

You can also check out some of the very fun VS Express projects planned for Maker Faire this weekend and some out-of-the-box starter kits for gaming, Lego Mindstorms, and Skype--just to name a few.  Also, don't forget the Made in Express contest is still open.  Seeing some of the fun and creative projects out there might inspire you!

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating--we couldn't have done this without all the valuable feedback, suggestions, a few complaints, and the fantastic enthusiasm of the Express community!