Team System Step-Up Promotion
If you've been interested in Visual Studio Team Suite, now is a good time to upgrade. On December 1, 2008, we announced a promotion where you can upgrade Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium to any Visual Studio Team Edition (Architecture, Developer, or Tester) or Visual Studio Team Suite for 30% off the step-up license.
Don't forget, if you step-up your Visual Studio Professional to Team System Developer Edition, you also get the Database Professional Edition as well. So in edition to being able to do code analysis, code metrics, code coverage, and profiling with the Developer Edition, you'll be able to get better change management control over your SQL Server database projects, generate fictitious data for non-production databases, and write unit tests for your stored procedures.
Add MSDN to your Visual Studio Professional Edition
Have you ever needed a copy of SQL Server, BizTalk, or Sharepoint in your development, test, or demo environment but didn't have a copy because you didn't have MSDN associated with your Visual Studio Professional Edition? On January 1, 2009, you can add MSDN to your VS Pro license just for the cost of MSDN Professional or MSDN Premium. Typically, when if you wanted to add MSDN Professional or MSDN Premium to VS Pro, you'd have to repurchase VS Pro with MSDN Professional or MSDN Premium. During this promotion, you're just paying for the cost of MSDN Professional or MSDN Premium.
Not familiar with the differences between MSDN Professional and MSDN Premium? Both MSDN Premium and MSDN Professional include development and test licenses for Windows Server products, Windows Vista, Windows XP and SQL Server products. MSDN Premium also includes Office 2007 Ultimate, Expression Web 2 and Expression Blend 2 (with support for Silverlight 2 development) and a range of Microsoft Server and Dynamics products.
Having MSDN Professional or MSDN Premium associated with your Visual Studio Professional provides you with Software Assurance for your Visual Studio investment. That means that as long as your subscription is current when Visual Studio 2010 ships, you will be able to download it as soon as it RTMs.
This offer applies to either Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 Professional Edition.
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All these promotions are good until June 30, 2009.