In addition to last week's announcement of the addition of Visual Studio Standard Edition to the VS lineup, there's also a Special Edition offer available for a limited time. For $549 upgrade or $749 full, you can get:
- A development and test copy of Windows Server 2003
- SQL Server 2000 Developer
- Visual Studio Tools for Office
- 4 MS Learning E-books
- An ASP.Net hosting coupon
- A voucher for 50% off certification
This is a good opportunity for anyone interested in exploring development with Visual Studio to get their feet wet with full versions of the products for a pretty reasonable price. More details are available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/se/.