Specifically, the software being offered for free includes:
- Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Expression Studio (including Web, Blend, Design and Media)
- SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- Windows Server, Standard Edition
This sounds really GOOD programme launched by Microsoft is called DreamSpark. This program kicks start in 11 countries/regions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium. More countries will be added throughout the year.
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