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I have been using the beta version of these products for a couple of months now and I must say that I'm quite impressed with the product and the price.

The product includes for web developers Visual Web Developer and students can create asp.net web pages that includes a local server so you don't have to install IIs on all the pc's in your lab. In addition, you can also use SQL Server 2005 Express with your web development. On the programming side you can select J#, Visual Basic.NET, C# or C++

Now the price is FREE! Although this price is listed for only one year, Microsoft will make acceptions for educational useage of the product I'm sure.

Once you register you'll find a list of other free products such as :

Microsoft® Visual Web Developer™ 2005 Express Edition: Build a Web Site Now!

This fun and highly visual guide walks you through a complete Web page project from set-up to launch. You’ll learn how to put the lightweight, easy-to-use tools in Visual Web Developer Express to work right away—building your first, dynamic Web pages with Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0. You’ll get expert tips, coaching, and visual examples at each step of the way, along with pointers to additional learning resources.

Microsoft® Visual Basic™ 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! 

This fun and highly visual guide walks you through a complete programming project—a desktop weather-reporting application—from start to finish. You’ll learn how to put the lightweight, easy-to-use tools in Visual Basic Express to work right away—creating, compiling, testing, and delivering your first ready-to-use program. You’ll get expert tips, coaching, and visual examples at each step of the way, along with pointers to additional learning resources.

Corbis Images

An assortment of 250 royalty-free images from Corbis for inclusion in your web sites and applications

Free 30 day web hosting as well.

Finally, take advantage of the visual studio 2005 launch that will take place in a city near you. I'm going on Dec 8 in Orlando, FL!

 

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