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  • Question

  • In some german websites (in this case the source is :
    http://www.pcwelt.de/news/software/123690/ 

    I read that a free-use of VS2005 Express AFTER the 6 of november is available.

    Is that right?

    this is original  in german language:

    Microsoft weist ausdrücklich darauf hin, dass alle, die während des einen Jahres die Produkte gratis herunterladen, auch eine unlimitierte Lizenz für die Produkte erhalten und diese auch nach November 2006 gratis weiternutzen dürfen.

     

    Monday, January 16, 2006 9:16 PM

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  • Reading on the Microsoft Website it appears that they (Microsoft) will not allow any free downloads of Express Editions after November 6th 2006. If you download it and install it before then you are OK, unless you get the ISO/CD, then you won't have to worry - no online install needed. You can install it anytime before or after November 6th 2006 if you have the ISO/CD.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:07 PM

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  • Free Until November 2006..........
    Monday, January 16, 2006 9:30 PM
  • G'day

    You can download and install VB2005 Express Edition for free until 6th November 2006. After that time Microsoft, presumably, are going to charge in some way. Or perhaps they will release an updated 2006 version? Only Microsoft knows what will happen.

    Provided you install prior to November 6th, you have basically got yourself a free application that you can continue to use for as long as you like.

    Check out the Microsoft web site for the full details.

    Hope that helps.



    Monday, January 16, 2006 10:25 PM
  • i asked for that, because german websites tells explicit that a licensed use after 6 of november is possible for free........ but when downloading Express Edition after that date, must pay $49.- for license

    of course, i am a little confused about that message

    one of german website means/wrote specially that is free after that  time for private AND business-developement !!!

    here an other content from this sites, but i cant find on MS-Sites anything about that:

    Microsoft weist ausdrücklich darauf hin, dass alle, die während des einen Jahres die Produkte gratis herunterladen, auch eine unlimitierte Lizenz für die Produkte erhalten und diese auch nach November 2006 gratis weiternutzen dürfen.

    "Unsere Kunden freuen sich auf die Veröffentlichung dieser Produkte, so dass dieser zeitlimitierte Download unser Geschenk an Hobby-Programmierer, Studenten und Einsteiger ist. Wir sind gespannt darauf zu sehen, welche Applikationen sie damit entwickeln werden", so Microsoft.


     

    Provided you install prior to November 6th, you have basically got yourself a free application that you can continue to use for as long as you like.

    When understand that right, it means that: buildet solutions/developements are free usable for ever/after 6.11.2006.

    main thing i asked because i am inside an practical course and standing forewards  of an developement for examination ( future occupation) and one of my examiner told me, that i cant develope with one of this express editions of VS, because the developed solution must in commercially use after 6 november.

    He told i should take a normal IDE for VB 6, for that they have officially license, but i would like to become a .NET developer 

     

    Thank you for answering  (and please excuse my broken english writing)

    cu Tom

     

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:00 AM
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    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:15 AM
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    Hey Man...... It's Free Free Free Free It's Really Cool......

    Thats it, what i would know and hear......

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:16 AM
  • Reading on the Microsoft Website it appears that they (Microsoft) will not allow any free downloads of Express Editions after November 6th 2006. If you download it and install it before then you are OK, unless you get the ISO/CD, then you won't have to worry - no online install needed. You can install it anytime before or after November 6th 2006 if you have the ISO/CD.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:07 PM
  •  Jason_Bullock wrote:
    Reading on the Microsoft Website it appears that they (Microsoft) will not allow any free downloads of Express Editions after November 6th 2006. If you download it and install it before then you are OK, unless you get the ISO/CD, then you won't have to worry - no online install needed. You can install it anytime before or after November 6th 2006 if you have the ISO/CD.

     

    where can download an ISO now, anybody knows?

    only find the ... web-installer!

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:13 PM