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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:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/mar05/03-21VS2005PR.asp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vs2005/compare