The Express Editions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now available for Free download. According to the site the Express Editions will be available for download for a period of 1 year. And the best part about the license agreement is there are no licensing restrictions that prohibit you from developing software with the Express Editions for commercial use.
Download Site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/
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