Pricing for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System can be found on the Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editions Web page.

In summary:

  • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (the standalone product [stock-keeping unit, or SKU]) sells for USD$799 estimated retail price (ERP), USD$549 upgrade.
    • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office supports Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 projects in Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft C#.
    • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, the Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions, and the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, among other features as described on the Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editions Web page.
  • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office is not included in the standalone Visual Studio 2005 Professional SKU. However, Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office features are included as part of the following SKUs:
    • Visual Studio 2005 Professional with MSDN Professional Subscription
    • Visual Studio 2005 Professional with MSDN Premium Subscription
    • Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
    • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
    • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
    • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
    • See the Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editions Web page and the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Editions Web page for pricing of the preceding six SKUs.

Availability of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office is during the same time frame as Visual Studio 2005.

-- Paul Cornell

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