If you are a .NET Developer , then probably you would have heard of it . Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 is the latest release of the Visual Studio from Microsoft .
The Express Editions are targetted for the Hobby Programmers and you can Develop Applications ranging from Web Applications , Desktop Applications and now the Windows Phone 7 Applications too with this .
You can Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/express/Web/
You can run different versions of Windows Operating system on your desktop with the Virtual PC . The Windows 7 Supports Virtual PC as well as Windows XP Mode .
It is easy to install and use.
If you are in search of the basic XML Editor , the here’s one called XML Notepad 2007 . Some of the features include incremental search , find and replace, Shema Validation and the XML Compare options ..
Learning Content Development System is a tool for creating e-learning materials .
These are Silverlight-based that can enable the user to create Quiz , games etc…
You can find more information about Learning Content Development System here
It is a system monitoring utility tool that provides the functionality of Windows Task Manager along with a additional features regarding the processes running in the system.
You can know more about the Process Explorer here
These are just the list of my 5 free and useful Microsoft Applications …that i tend to use it everyday and found it useful …