Slashdot is linking to the Visual C++ 2005 Express page in a new entry. I'm finding the comments rather interesting. Take a look here:
Microsoft Offers Beta of Visual Studio 2005
nanodude writes "According to DimensionXC, Microsoft is offering a free beta version of Visual C++ Express 2005 among other programs in the Visual Studio 2005 Express Suite. Seems like a good deal to me!"