This morning at TechEd Europe, we announced the introduction of "Express" editions of a number of Visual Studio tools and SQL Server. The Express products are lightweight, easy to use, easy to learn tools for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and students who want to build dynamic Windows applications and Web sites. We also announced the release of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1.
The Express products consist of:
Go here to download or find out more!
Lastly, a big "well done" to Andy Sterland, a Software Engineering undergraduate from the University of Hull. Andy had never done anything like this before; but he learnt the product from scratch in just over a week and did a fantastic job of demonstrating it as part of the official announcement.