Very interesting move, first the movie Serenity was free to bloggers and now VistaDB. Geek heaven!
This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 applications. Features SQL-92 support, small 500KB embedded footprint, free 2-User VistaDB Server for remote TCP/IP data access, royalty free distribution for both embedded and server, Copy ‘n Go! deployment, managed ADO.NET Provider, data management and data migration tools. Free trial is available for download.
Other bloggers can sign up through VistaDB’s site, they just need to put something like the above on their blog.
As an aside, I know this site hasn’t been the most focused on .NET lately; but I expect that to change as I start implementing a new NVR application to use with my company’s NVR system.