Download Visual Studio Express Editions
Oct 21, 2009
Updated 3/31/2015 While this post was originally written in 2009, it still gets a ton of hits! Today, we have lots of new offerings for developers looking for free tools including Visual Studio Community Edition and updated Visual Studio Express Editions. I’ve updated the page with relevant links below Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition Snip from the FAQ on that page: _Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?…more
We want to hear your stories
Jul 25, 2008
Hey folks, if you’ve built some cool project, the Non-Pro team wants to hear from you! Send them an email!
SQL Server Express 2008: Now in two flavors
Jun 10, 2008
As I blogged about on Channel 9 earlier (I love that we can have text and video posts now), SQL Server 2008 RC0 is now available for download. On the download page, you may have noticed that there are two versions of SQL Server Express SQL Server 2008 Express 2. SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services While the SQL Server 2008 Editions page doesn’t list the “Advanced Services” Express Edition, luckily Mike Wachal from the SQL Server Express team posted a detailed breakdown of the differences on the SQL Server Express blog.…more
Top 10 Interesting Nuggets from the Microsoft GDC Keynote
Feb 21, 2008
The US video game industry revenue is now $18 Billion and continues to grow. 2. Games have not only surpassed the movie industry, they have also surpassed the music industry (source: Jupiter Research) 3. 7 different Xbox titles sold over 1MM units in the 2007 holiday season 4. Xbox has the highest number of games rated > 80 by Metacritic 5.…more
Visual Studio 2008 Feature Comparison Chart
Jan 29, 2008
As Rob Caron points out, we just release the Visual Studio 2008 Feature Comparison Chart (downloadable version) which is ever-so-helpful when you need to point to a definitive reference when a feature is/is not in a SKU.
Top 15 Things to love about Visual Studio 2008 Express
Nov 19, 2007
Build and Publish Web Sites with Popfly Explorer Beta
Nov 09, 2007
I’m back in Seattle after attending TechEd Europe earlier in the week. It was an absolute blast and thanks to everyone who came to the overflowed Popfly session! Tony Goodhew and I did demos in Soma’s keynote, check out Patrik and Andrew’s blogs for a recap on the keynote: Patrik Lowendahl’s: Live from the keynote with Somasegar * Andrew Woodward: TechEd 2007 EMEA keynote In my demo, I showed off **AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft **(separate post on that later) and the now-available Popfly Explorer.…more
Part 1 of 5: What's in Visual Studio Express 2008 Beta 2
Aug 01, 2007
This 5-part blog series will help you, dear reader, to understand what new features will be directly supported inside of Visual Studio Express 2008. In this post, I’ll give a quick overview of the most common questions still asked about Express and then dive into some of the language enhancements coming in 2008. Where appropriate, I’ll list which Express product or language includes what features. Visual Studio Express 2008 Overview * **Versions: **Visual Web Developer, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++ * Cost: $0 * Commercial Use: Yes * Side-by-Side Compatibility: All Express products are designed to work side-by-side with both Visual Studio 2005 Express/Pro/VSTS and Visual Studio 2008 Express/Pro/VSTS.…more
Visual Studio Express Beta 2 Available for download!
Jul 26, 2007
Visual Basic Visual C# Visual C++ Visual Web Developer Express Are all now available for download for free!
TestDriven.NET and Express - Technical Information
Jun 01, 2007
I quickly wanted to respond to questions or misconceptions raised in the comments of my previous blog post. A common question or misconception in the comments is saying that if didn’t want extensibility we _should have _provided technical limitations to prevent extensibility (see comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18). Express Extension Workarounds To respond, Visual Studio Express extensibility is limited in a number of ways.…more