As Paul Mooney notes, Visual Studio Express Free Forever.
For developers, that's great news - certainly it helps Microsoft continue its push to get more developers using Visual Studio and DotNet technologies. Of course, they will need to pay for their large scale solutions but who doesn't.
Hmmm --- wonder if that will deal with Claudio's issue?
That stuff aside, Paul's post also notes some other very cool announcements including a Skype wrapper and a variety of initiatives and videos.
But good on you, Microsoft and the entire Coding4Fun group!