Microsoft Visual Studio Express

Microsoft’s giving away their Visual Studio Express IDEs for one year. I’ve already snagged the Visual Basic component and am rewriting Currency Catalog to take advantage of .NET and newer operating systems. It’s actually going to be a little work because they’ve changed a lof of the language, and it seems like I’m using most of the features they changed.

The most important thing that I’ve learned so far is to do the development on a local drive because the .NET security model makes you jump through a heck of a lot of hoops to get an executable to run correctly from a network drive.