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Sunday, June 15, 2008

What is the Price of Visual Studio 2008 & How can I buy

Prices shown are Suggested Retail Prices in US Dollars for purchase in the United States. Pricing may vary in other locations, so check with your local authorized reseller for pricing in your area. For more information.

In addition, Volume Licensing programs offer significant cost savings for businesses that require licenses for five or more desktop PCs..

Purchase Visual Studio 2008 with an MSDN Subscription

MSDN Subscriptions include a wide variety of software to help developers to design, develop, test, and demonstrate applications or solutions. Active subscribers have access to current, past, and prerelease future versions of virtually every Microsoft product or technology a development team could need. Purchasing Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with an MSDN Premium Subscription, or MSDN Professional Subscription, provides Software Assurance for your purchase of Visual Studio.

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Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription

Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is a comprehensive set of tools that accelerates the process of turning the developer’s vision into reality. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition was engineered to support development projects that target the Web (including ASP.NET AJAX), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, The 2007 Microsoft Office system, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Mobile devices. The number of platforms that developers must target to meet business needs is increasing rapidly. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition provides the integrated toolset for addressing all of these needs by providing a superset of the functionality available in Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition.

Today’s developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications that quickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allow developers to build the connected applications demanded by today’s businesses while taking advantage of the .NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.


Deliver high-performance applications
Connect to the data you need, regardless of its location, and build data driven applications using Language Integrated Query (LINQ).

Build great client applications
Develop compelling solutions that leverage the user experience and capabilities of the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista®.

Build powerful Web applications
Build rich, interactive applications using the ASP.NET AJAX interactive Web interfaces.

$2,499 $1,999
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional Subscription $1,199 $799

Renewal Pricing Eligibility

To qualify for renewal pricing, you must be a current subscriber of one of the following subscriptions:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional Subscription
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Architects with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • MSDN Operating Systems Subscription

Purchase Visual Studio 2008 without an MSDN Subscription

Product Buy Upgrade
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition $799 $549
Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition

Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition provides a full-featured development environment for Windows and Web developers. It offers productivity enhancements for building data-driven client and Web applications. Individual developers looking to create connected applications with next-generation user experiences will find Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition a perfect fit.

Today’s developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications that quickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allow developers to build the connected applications demanded by today’s businesses while taking advantage of the .NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.

Design high-performance applications
Create and deploy compelling Windows and Web applications using new visual designers and more than 50 new controls.

Unleash the power of your data
Connect to the data you need, regardless of its location, and build datadriven applications using the Language Integrated Query (LINQ).

Deliver a great design experience
Provide a better user experience for graphic designers by employing new design surfaces and file formats that are compatible with Microsoft Expression.

$299 $199

Upgrade Pricing Eligibility

To qualify for upgrade pricing, you must be a licensed user of one of the following products:

  • An earlier version of Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Any other developer tool (including free developer tools, such as Visual Studio Express Editions or Eclipse)

Upgrade pricing eligibility does not apply for Volume Licensing programs.

Please select a currency for estimated retail pricing; local pricing may vary.


 

Individual retail licenses that include MSDN Subscriptions: Renewal New
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite with MSDN Premium Subscription**

$3,499.00

$10,939.00

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription**

$2,299.00

$5,469.00

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription**

$2,299.00

$5,469.00

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription**

$2,299.00

$5,469.00

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription**

$2,299.00

$5,469.00

Visual Studio 2008 Professional with MSDN Premium Subscription

$1,999.00

$2,499.00

Visual Studio 2008 Professional with MSDN Professional Subscription

$799.00

$1,199.00

Microsoft Operating Systems Subscription

$499.00

$699.00

How to Buy Visual Studio 2008

Purchase, renewal and upgrade pricing for Visual Studio products varies.

Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium or MSDN Professional Subscription: Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is available with either an MSDN Premium Subscription or MSDN Professional Subscription, which are available for purchase directly from Microsoft, or through an extensive network of Microsoft authorized resellers.
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition You can purchase Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition through an extensive network of Microsoft authorized resellers.
Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition You can purchase Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition through an extensive network of Microsoft authorized resellers.

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