DHL guy came by the Office yesterday morning with a surprise package, I didn’t know what it was, I simply was not expecting anything. I signed and accepted, immediately closed the door and started ripping the package apart. When I opened the envelope, to my surprise, a brand new copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Not For Resale (NFR) came out.
I still don’t know what I did to deserve this, the accompanying letter said it was from Microsoft, the question remains, "Why did I get it?" Still, like my friend Josh says, I am not gonna knock it, just accept and be thankful. Visual Studio 2005 retails on amazon.com for nearly $800, so getting this for free is a major steal.
I will be setting aside sometime to at least learn 2 languages, "C# (C Sharp) and C++". The only programming skills I have right now are for psuedocode alogorithms, which I loved doing back in high school. It comes with a lot of stuff, C# and C++ are just two of the development languages and tools included, others include Visual Basic, Visual J, Crystal Reports, SQL Server Express, MSDN Library with tonnes of content to get you up and running with the popular programming suite.
Well, I just would like to say thanks to whoever at Microsoft sent me this lovely package, I definitely appreciate it and will make use of it to further my knowledge and education.