[From Microsoft Corp.]
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — June 29, 2004 — Today at Tech-Ed Europe, Microsoft Corp. announced the expansion of Microsoft® SQL Server (TM) and Visual Studio® product lines to include new tools for hobbyists, enthusiasts and students. The Express products offer lightweight, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn products that enable the nonprofessional to quickly build exciting, dynamic Web sites and Windows® applications. Used together or separately, the Express products help a large class of entry-level developers learn and evaluate development on the Windows platform.
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