Seems like Microsoft is trying to get back some of the progammers that switched to PHP or Ruby:
Announcing the WebsiteSpark Program
What does the program provide?
WebSiteSpark provides software licenses that you can use for three years at no cost. Once enrolled, you can download and immediately use the following software from Microsoft:
* 3 licenses of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
* 1 license of Expression Studio 3 (which includes Expression Blend, Sketchflow, and Web)
* 2 licenses of Expression Web 3
* 4 processor licenses of Windows Web Server 2008 R2
* 4 processor licenses of SQL Server 2008 Web Edition
* DotNetPanel control panel (enabling easy remote/hosted management of your servers)
As long as your company has less than 10 employees it looks like you could get a lot of free software.