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Free Download: MSDN Library

Free Download: MSDN Library

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Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for "MSDN Library".

Update: As of October 31, 2010, the latest release available for Visual Studio 2008 is: MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 SP1.

Click here for more information on Visual Studio.


  • That's really great news! Thanks!
  • As Rob Caron mentioned, Microsoft has recently decided to begin releasing the MSDN Library as freely...
  • Sounds like all future releases of MSDN Library are going to be free (instead of released only for MSDN
  • Wohh! that's much-much great effort by the microsft people did,
  • You can now download the entire MSDN library, which used only to be available for MSDN subscribers, from...
  • De acuerdo a este post, a partir de ahora Microsoft va a permitir la descarga gratuida de su librería...
  • Now this rocks! If you don’t have an MSDN subscription this is some fantastic documentation.
  • Wow..Amazing. Its a great news for all MS Developers.

    Thanks for the news :)
  • This is definitely a good news for all MS developers.Check out the news at Rob Caron's BlogDownload
  • It's a fantastic news only for people that doesn't have a MSDN Subscription. I'm a MSDN Subscriber, I want to pay my subcription at lower price.
  • How about setting up a Torrent for this so we can all share the love?
  • Just less value for my $3500/yr
  • Well done!
  • Great! All the future versions will be free?
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