Starting point for VS2005
Hi, I'm new to .NET programming, and want to write some applications for home use. I've decided on buying the VS 2005 Standard edition, but I'd like to know a bit more before I do.
Specifically, is there any additional software besides the standard edition that I need? Assuming I do need SQL, is that part of the package, or do I get that separately?
I'd also like to know of retailer(s), web site(s), etc. where I can buy a reasonably priced, legal copy of the Standard edition. I've been looking around, but I'd appreciate some recommended places to check into.
Thanks, Pat Ciferri