Great news for everyone who is still using the free Express IDE’s. Now you can check out Visual Studio for 90 days, although you should be careful.. you might want to buy if after testing it 😉
Microsoft offers Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition for professional developers working alone or in small teams who build mission-critical, multi-tier applications. The Professional Edition expands on the Standard Edition feature set to include tools for remote server development and debugging, SQL Server 2005 development, and a full, unconstrained development environment.
Professional developers will enjoy unfettered access to the .NET Framework 2.0, a robust, fully functional development environment, support for creating tools that extend the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment, and tools for creating multi-tier Windows and Web applications.
Even 180 Days Trial for Visual Studio Team System!
Download here: Visual Studio 2005 Team System Trial Download