« Home | Resharper » | VB6 Revolt » | SQL Server Broker (SSB) » | VB MVP Revolt » | SQL Server @@Identity » | Best Practices » | Resources to help jump-start your .NET Development... » | Agile Programming » | My First Blog Post »

Visual Studio 2005 Pricing

Alex Lowe presented at the Cleveland .NET SIG a few months back and he told us about how VS2005 was going to be split into 3 versions based on the role you are playing in your organization. The 3 roles are:
  1. Software Architects
  2. Software Developers
  3. Software Testers

There is also a version of VS2005 that contains all 3 roles and you have to get the Team Foundation Server as a separate product if you want to use the collaboration features of Team System.

All existing MSDN subscribers will get a free upgrade to one role-based version of VS2005.

For more information: