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Microsoft is making updates to the MSDN website and subscription details/benefits to better meet our customers’ needs. Microsoft is adding new benefits including complimentary e-learning, Azure compute hours and Team Foundation Server.
For more information, see Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated environment that helps simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Now, developers and testers can:
Top new features that make Visual Studio 2010 a great investment for organizations include those to:
The official launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 is March 22, 2010.
The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 will be available to MSDN subscribers today with general availability on October 21.
The product line has been simplified to make it easier to select the right Visual Studio edition for your developers. Each level has benefits depending on the specific developer need. Going forward, customers will be able to choose from three main versions of Visual Studio 2010:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN is the comprehensive suite of application lifecycle management tools for teams to ensure quality results from design to deployment.
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN is a major product upgrade. Not only do customers receive a robust solution for ALM including all “role” SKUs, but the new version brings in significant innovations, including:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN is a complete toolset for developers to deliver scalable, high quality applications.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN is the essential tool for basic development tasks to allow developers to implement their ideas easily.
Microsoft is maintaining prices on the new Visual Studio Professional and Premium products, even though there is vastly increased value in both. We are increasing the price of the new Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN product; we think our customers will find that it is a tremendous value for their investment with an incredible amount of new functionality within this major product release, including tools to enable better collaboration, to build powerful next-gen applications and to increase the automation and ease of testing.
After March 22, 2010, it’s important to note that the only price adjustment of approximately nine percent will be made to Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN—all other product pricing remains flat. We’re encouraging customers to buy now to take advantage of the “Ultimate Offer” and flat pricing before launch.
For more information on SKU specifics, and information about other available Visual Studio products (such as Team Lab Management), see Visual Studio.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation