There has been too much confusion around the release of Visual Studio 2005; what with the changes to the MSDN subscription model and the pricing flux. So it’s nice to see some hard numbers (hard numbers are good to find :>)!

http://www.microsoft.com/australia/msdn/howtobuy/visualstudio2005.aspx

MSDN Universal
Subscription features Plus, choose your level of priority access to Visual Studio 2005
Ideal for:
Either:
Application architecture, planning and Enterprise team development



Discounted price: $3,894.00^*
Usual price: $4,867.00
 
 
MSDN Universal gives you priority access to:
 
  • Technical content
    Guaranteed online support
  • Phone incident support (4)
    Microsoft operating systems (limited use rights)
  • Broad range of Windows Server System products (limited use rights)
  • Comprehensive set of Microsoft developer tools, including Visual Studio. NET Enterprise Architect 2003
  • Microsoft Productivity Applications
Step-up to Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite with MSDN Premium:
 
 
MSDN Universal Subscribers will be eligible for a special Subscriber's price for Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite and receive all three Team Editions^.
 
Special Subscriber's price: $1,739.00^#
 
Please register your interest to step up to Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite by contacting Microsoft on 13 20 58. Products will available at launch.
Or:
Get your complimentary Visual Studio Team Edition of your choice with MSDN Premium:
 
Special Subscriber's offer: No additional cost to you
 
Please choose the Team Edition of your choice by contacting Microsoft on 13 20 58. Products will available at launch.
 
So from what I can tell, if you have MSDN Universal, or buy MSDN Universal, then the step-up to Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite for the special price of $1,739.00! Now, you have some choices, for example,  $1,700 AUD also gets you an nice little Holden Gemini, I’m not sure I effective the ole’ Gemi is in storing source code, but it would sure get you to those Monday morning project meetings ;)