We announced the pricing and SKU plan for Visual Studio 2005 today:

I had a chance to do some Seattle-area customer visits with Soma last week.  There was a lot of interest in Visual Studio Team System, which includes:

  • role-based SKU's
    • Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects
    • Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers
    • Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers
  • a suite that bundles all three role-based SKU's together (Visual Studio Team Suite)
  • a server (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server)

Having the pricing and SKU plan disclosed will help customers evaluate the new options they will have when VS 2005 releases, and plan their future spending accordingly.

--Scott