Let's give Microsoft a lot of credit for a change

posted by Jeff | Monday, November 7, 2005, 11:40 PM | comments: 0

As Joe mentioned, Microsoft is giving away the express versions of Visual Studio free for one year. If you get it before November 6, 2006, it's yours. Nice.

I think this introduces a whole new group of people to the power of this development environment. It's still Visual Studio at the core, and that's an amazing tool.

I don't really have anything against the open source world, but the people that blindly treat it like a religion and discount Microsoft stuff because it's Microsoft don't get it. I don't mind paying for products that radically make my life easier as a developer. Considering what my time is worth (and therefore what my clients' time is worth), the cost of this stuff is a drop in the bucket.


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