Get Visual Studio Standard Edition for FREE

Home_smbox_topIf you are looking to get in to that Mobile PC contest I posted about earlier, but need a developer toolset to code against – here is your opportunity.

Microsoft is sponsoring a Visual Basic Labcast and they are giving away a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition ( value estimated at $299 ) to everyone who completes two Labcast sessions and submits evaluation surveys. In addition to receiving Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, Labcast participants will be eligible for one or more of the following:


  • Complimentary* copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition Software (estimated retail price of $299.00)
  • Excerpts from Francesco Balena’s Book Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: The Language
  • 35% off estimated retail price of select Visual Studio 2005 books
  • Visual Basic 2005 Keyboard Shortcut Reference Poster

So, with a developers contest in process, some free software to help you get started developing that cool mobile pc app, and some ideas for apps already generated, there shouldn’t be anything holding you back, right? Well, get down to coding and put some great apps in to the mobile pc space, k?