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the guys at componentfactory have released their krypton toolkit:

     It provides user interface controls for Windows Forms
     It is targeted at Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0
     It is free for commercial use
     Get it here: Krypton Toolkit

really cool set of controls -- for free!!!

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at some level i guess there is a capitalist in all of us

visual studio launch software on ebay

at any rate if you are one of them, you may want to read that not for resale license portion ;-)

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microsoft released a step-by-step guide to converting web applications that may be helpful.

will it solve all cases? probably not.  but it may help understand some of the prepatory steps that could save time.

get it here: download step-by-step conversion guide

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and give feedback, see what's new, etc.

for those in the seattle area, come join korby for this celebration

The Gotdotnet team is throwing a Birthday Party and all Gotdotnet users are invited! The party will occur at the Microsoft Visitor Center this Friday, November 18, 2005 between 6PM and 10PM. For more event details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive/2005/11/14/492390.aspx or visit the Gotdotnet homepage.

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and don't have sql dev tools?

sql server management studio express (whew, our names keep getting longer) or SSMSE is available in CTP format now.

download SSMSE