Are Express versions of VS still available for free download? RRS feed

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  • User2103134756 posted

    Tried to look for Express versions of VS but couldn't find downloads. The last one I found was VS2015. Is MS still offering that option?

    Friday, February 16, 2018 4:18 AM


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  • User541108374 posted


    those got replaced with the Community editions: https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/.

    Another great tool for free by Microsoft is Visual Studio Code.


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, February 16, 2018 8:34 AM
  • User2103134756 posted

    Thank you. It's a bit confusing.

    Friday, February 16, 2018 11:10 PM
  • User541108374 posted


    It's a bit confusing.

    Products come, products go. It's basically that you mentioned these Express editions that I remembered about them as the Community editions of VS have been out for several years already now.This week I found out that my colleague loves to make use of the VS2017 community edition at home for some home brew coding.


    Saturday, February 17, 2018 11:07 AM
  • User2103134756 posted

    Are there Community editions of SQL Server too?

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:52 PM
  • User-943250815 posted

    As I now, for SQL no name change SQL Express still available

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:03 PM