vs_mainlogo Special offers are still available through the end of June for Visual Studio. For more information, see Special Offers on Visual Studio.

Upgrades Available

From To Special Offer
Visual Studio Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Visual Studio Team System Development Edition with MSDN Premium
(includes Database Edition)
30% off
Visual Studio Team System Edition with MSDN Premium Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Premium 45% off
Eclipse, ActiveState Komodo, NetBeans, Express or something else Visual Studio Professional Edition $250 off
Eclipse, ActiveState Komodo, NetBeans, Express or something else Visual Studio Standard Edition $100 off

For more information to compare Visual Studio products, see Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Guide.

MSDN Subscriptions

For a limited time, save up to $500 when you add a MSDN Premium or MSDN Professional subscription to Visual Studio 2005 Edition or Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition license. Plus, if you start a new 2- or 3-year MSDN Premium or MSDN Professional Subscription today, you'll get Visual Studio 2010 when it ships. For more information, see Special Offers.

Enterprise Agreement

If you have an Enterprise or Select Agreement, see your Microsoft representative for special offers too.

Or Just Getting Started

If you are getting started, Microsoft offers Visual Studio tools and more for free or very low cost.

  • Express Editions. For those getting started, Microsoft offers Express Editions of Visual Studio for free.
  • DreamSpark for Students. Students in high school and colleges can download developer tools and get training from Dreamspark.
  • BizSpark for Start ups. If you are qualifying small startup, you can get incredible deals (nearly free) for Microsoft operating systems and developer tools from Microsoft Startup Zone, also known as BizSpark.
  • Empower for ISVs. If you are an ISV working on a new product that you intend to launch in the next two years, you can join Empower. See Join Microsoft Empower for ISVs. Membership gives you access to essential development tools, resources, and support that will help you accelerate your product development and get your application to market faster. And this is all available for U.S.$375 per year.