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Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express, Free?





frozenhead
Free Copy for The new Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005 Express Editions are available for download. MSDN (Microsoft Website)

Other infos can be read in this link.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/ and
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

Well, I didn't really downloaded the package yet though. I just want to read some comments from those who already had downloaded and use it, anyone here?. We'll its a good thing they made it "free" to download (Hmm.. Why is it they made it free?). I'm a VB6 coder and I thought of shifting to these new techologies.
mOrpheuS
frozenhead wrote:
We'll its a good thing they made it "free" to download (Hmm.. Why is it they made it free?). I'm a VB6 coder and I thought of shifting to these new techologies.

That's not necessarily free.
For example, the express version of SQL server 2005 is similar to MSDE 2000 (Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine) which came bundled with other software...or was free.

As for using them, I've worked a lot on both of these products (already!) and will have to say that they are definitely a few steps forward (if not exactly leaps).

Shifting to them will be recommended, there's also considerable(?) performance benefit and a more enhanced and integrated IDE.

Time to get used to managing your SQL server from within a full-fledged IDE !
Wink
n0obie4life
Well, it's BETA Very Happy.

I'd stick with my version of vb6 still.

I don't like Microsoft's BETA Products Wink. I'd rather wait for the release.
Commando_Sondre
n0obie4life wrote:
Well, it's BETA Very Happy.

I'd stick with my version of vb6 still.

I don't like Microsoft's BETA Products Wink. I'd rather wait for the release.

Huh,
on their homesite, it stands that its a fullversion:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vwd/default.aspx
What I understud, is that its not a beta anymore!
Correct me if I'm wrong Wink
tyxl
MSDN is actually for schools who get a license on it to provide students with the software they need...
Jiltedcitizen
VB6 blows chunks. They are not beta anymore, but they are .net 2.0. I've heard .net 2.0 and 1.1 don't play well with each other.
Ping
tyxl wrote:
MSDN is actually for schools who get a license on it to provide students with the software they need...
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Not just schools, small business and the general public.
n0obie4life
Microsoft giving free products Laughing

Maybe I should give a second thought and download it Very Happy
frozenhead
n0obie4life wrote:
Microsoft giving free products Laughing

Maybe I should give a second thought and download it Very Happy


Yes dude!, Its free to download and is in it's full version. That's why I came up with this post because I have second thoughts too!. Wink

Well, I have to consider what Morpheous said. I think it's promising to engage to these technologies. Nothing will be lost from me if I'll try it though. It's free! Idea
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