During the years that I'm responsible for the developer products marketing in Belgium and Luxembourg, I found myself giving the same presentation on MSDN Subscriptions over and over again: people needed understand the MSDN Subscriptions, either because they want to buy one, or because they are not using the MSDN Subscription to its full potential.

In the following 8 minute Chopsticks video "Intro to MSDN Subscriptions", I give a short, simplified explanation of the MSDN Subscriptions.

Here are some additional resources:

Customers that have bought a Visual Studio Professional (version 2002 or higher) license can purchase "Visual Studio 2008 Professional with MSDN Premium" with 15% discount at selected resellers. Please contact your reseller to check your eligibility to use this promotion, but here are some guidelines:

    • Available to customers in Belgium and Luxembourg till 30 June 2008 (might be available in other Western Europe countries too, check with your local Microsoft PM or local reseller)
    • To enjoy the 15% discount of the promotion, the customer must have a full license of
      • Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003 Professional
      • Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003 Enterprise Developer or Architect
      • Visual Studio 2005 Professional (with or without an MSDN subscription)
      • Visual Studio 2008 Professional
      • Expired MSDN Professional, MSDN Enterprise or MSDN Universal subscriptions
    • The 15% discount is only available in Open license and Open Value contracts. This shouldn't be a limiting factor for you! Ask your reseller for details.
    • The 15% discount is only available on following products (and under restrictions):
      • Visual Studio 2008 Professional with MSDN Professional (L+SA)
      • Visual Studio 2008 Professional with MSDN Premium (L+SA)

The following Belgian and Luxemburger Visual Studio 2008 resellers offer this promotion to you:

Flanders IT / Het Computerwinkeltje
http://www.hcw.be/visualstudio.aspx
Retail (boxed) products, as well as volume licenses

Dolmen
http://www.dolmen.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

Econocom
http://www.econocom.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

Getronics
http://www.getronics.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

Insight
http://www.insight.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

PC-Ware
http://www.pc-ware.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

Systemat
http://www.systemat.be
Volume licenses (including Select and Enterprise Agreement)

If your own reseller is not listed above, please check with them if they offer the promotion.