How to speed up MSDN downloads. Thanks for the tip Ed…
When Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2005 they are planning to role
out 5 new premium MSDN subscriptions types. At this time MSDN Universal
and MSDN Enterprise will no longer be on sale. Existing customers of
Universal and Enterprise subscriptions will be upgraded at no cost to one of the higher premium subscriptions with VS2005 and Team System role-based products.
|Visual Studio 2005 + MSDN Subscription||MSDN Subscription|
|Team Suite||Role-based Team Editions||Professional Editions|
|Who needs it?||Software
|Developers building on the Microsoft platform|
|MSDN Subscription Level||Premium||Premium||Premium||Premium||Premium||Professional||Operating Systems||Library|
|Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite|
|Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects|
|Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers|
|Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers|
|Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition|
|MSDN Online Concierge & Newsgroups|
|All Major Microsoft Operating Systems A, B|
|SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services (Developer Editions) A|
|Broad Range of Windows Server Products A, C|
|Visual Source Safe 2005|
|Productivity Apps (including Office, Project, Visio) A, D|
|Microsoft Business Solutions E|
|1 – 4 Licenses
Estimated Retail Price
(per license, 1 year) 1
|1 – 4 Licenses
(per license, 1 year)
|$4,598 3||$2,299 4||$2,299 4||$2,299 4||$1,999 5||$799 5||$499 5||$99 5|
Microsoft Open License Volume Licensing Program 2
(per license, per year for 2 year term)
- All prices reflect pricing for purchases within the United
States and are in U.S. dollars. Pricing and availability may vary. The
prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.
pricing and availability will vary by Volume Licensing program and
geography. For more information about which program is right for you,
visit the Microsoft Volume Licensing site or contact your reseller.
pricing for the Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Premium
Subscriptions is only available to customers with active or expiring
MSDN Premium subscriptions for any of the Visual Studio Team Editions,
including MSDN Universal or Enterprise Subscribers transitioned into a
new Visual Studio role based subscription.
- Renewal pricing
for Visual Studio Team Editions for Software Developers, Architects, or
Testers with MSDN Premium Subscriptions is only available to customers
with active or expiring subscriptions of the same edition, the Visual
Studio Team Suite, or MSDN Universal or Enterprise Subscribers
transitioned into the new Team Edition subscription products.
pricing is available to customers with any type of active or expiring
MSDN subscription, excluding the MSDN Library subscription. The MSDN
Library Subscriptions renewal pricing is available to customers with
any type of active or expiring MSDN Subscription.
- Software included in MSDN Subscriptions provides limited usage rights
for development, testing, and demonstration purposes only. MSDN
Subscriptions provide the most recent version of these products through
regular shipments and many previous versions are available from MSDN
- All major Microsoft Operating Systems
includes Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000
Advanced Server, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional
Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center 2005.
- Broad Range of Windows Server Products
includes Commerce Server 2002 (Developer Edition); Exchange Server
2003; Host Integration Server 2004; Application Center 2000 (Developer
Edition);BizTalk Server 2004 (Developer Edition); Content Management
Server 2002 (Developer Edition); Identity Integration Server 2003
(Enterprise Edition); ISA Server 2004; Microsoft Operations Manager
2005; Office Live Communications Server 2005;SharePoint Portal Server
2003;Speech Server 2004; Systems Management Server 2003.
copy of Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 can be used for
general business use, unrelated to development and testing. Only the
single user with the appropriate MSDN subscription license can use the
Microsoft Office product in this manner.
- Microsoft Business Solutions
includes Axapta 3.0; CRM 1.2; Great Plains 7.5; Microsoft Business
Network 1.0 Professional; Navision 4.0; Small Business Manager 7.5;
Solomon 6.5. Available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Customers in North America can request a DVD from MSDN North American Subscription Services. Customers worldwide can contact MSDN customer service to request a DVD.
I received a blog posting today about Virtual PC 7.0.1 for Macintosh being available on MSDN subscriber downloads. So, those Mac users will finally be able to do something useful with their hardware 🙂