There's been lots of news coverage on Visual Studio Beta 1, the MSDN relaunch, and of course Express.
- Soma, the Developer Division VP blogged about Express and the Express contest
- Our Express blog is up and rolling
- The ASP.NET Forums have good coverage of Visual Web Developer Express
- The Channel9 Forums have lots of good info on the Express contest and Express in general
- James Lau discusses the benefits of MSDN registration and wants your feedback
- Tom Rizzo points out some of the cool reasons to use SQL Server Express
News Articles on VS Beta 1
- Visual Studio 2005 Beta Ready to Roll - eWeek
- Microsoft debuts entry-level Visual Studio version - ADT Magazine
- Microsoft Takes Aim at 'Nonprofessional' Programmers - Extreme Tech
- Microsoft reaches beyond professional programmers - ZDNet.com.au
- Microsoft targets amateur programmers - News.com
- Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Express, VS 2005 Beta - Slashdot
All-in-all, the concept of Express seems to have gotten lots of good kudos....