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Which Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to go with?


Hi,

I am contemplating the purchase of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET,
and I've noticed that the prices range anywhere from $200 to $600 USD:
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...5z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$225.99

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect provides comprehensive tools
and servers for designing and building distributed applications,
and communicating development best practices.
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...3z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$450.00

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET enables developers to build the next generation
of Internet applications today.

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

I'm trying to figure out the difference.

Can anyone give me any idea as to why there is such a broad disparity in prices?
... and maybe a recommendation as to where to get the best prices?
... eBay perhaps?

THANKS!

- wASP
Nov 17 '05 #1
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A comparison of the features of each edition can be found at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...s/default.aspx

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this forum are my own, and not
representative of my employer.
I do not answer questions on behalf of my employer. I'm just a
programmer helping programmers.
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"wASP" <wylbur[at]ev1[dot]net> wrote in message
news:o1******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...

Hi,

I am contemplating the purchase of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET,
and I've noticed that the prices range anywhere from $200 to $600 USD:
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...5z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$225.99

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect provides comprehensive tools
and servers for designing and building distributed applications,
and communicating development best practices.
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...3z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$450.00

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET enables developers to build the next generation
of Internet applications today.

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

I'm trying to figure out the difference.

Can anyone give me any idea as to why there is such a broad disparity in
prices?
... and maybe a recommendation as to where to get the best prices?
... eBay perhaps?

THANKS!

- wASP

Nov 17 '05 #2

"wASP" <wylbur[at]ev1[dot]net> wrote in message
news:o1******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...

Hi,

I am contemplating the purchase of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET,
and I've noticed that the prices range anywhere from $200 to $600 USD:
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...5z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$225.99

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect provides comprehensive tools
and servers for designing and building distributed applications,
and communicating development best practices.
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...3z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$450.00

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET enables developers to build the next generation
of Internet applications today.

<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>
<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>-<+>

I'm trying to figure out the difference.

Can anyone give me any idea as to why there is such a broad disparity in
prices?
... and maybe a recommendation as to where to get the best prices?
... eBay perhaps?

THANKS!

- wASP


First, retailers can charge whatever they want for the product(s). However,
beware of too good to be true prices or offers via unsolicited email (Spam),
as you may encounter pirated software.
Perhaps a comparison of the editions offered will help you decide:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...s/default.aspx

Be sure the vendor identifies the edition for sale in Microsoft's terms:
Professional, Enterprise Developer, Enterprise Architect. There is also a
"Special Edition" being offered which is the Professional Edition of VS
2003, plus Windows Server Standard Edition and something else.

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Nov 17 '05 #3
"wASP" <wylbur[at]ev1[dot]net> wrote in message
news:o1******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...

Hi,

I am contemplating the purchase of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET,
and I've noticed that the prices range anywhere from $200 to $600 USD:
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...5z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$225.99

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect provides comprehensive tools
and servers for designing and building distributed applications,
and communicating development best practices.
http://www.calibex.com/Microsoft-Vis...3z0znz1zvisual
_studio_netzcal ibex1zB9bz2--COMPARE-PRICES-html

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Lowest Price:
$450.00

Stores Found: 2

Visual Studio .NET enables developers to build the next generation
of Internet applications today.
I'm trying to figure out the difference.

Can anyone give me any idea as to why there is such a broad disparity in
prices?
... and maybe a recommendation as to where to get the best prices?
... eBay perhaps?

THANKS!

- wASP


First, make sure you're NOT getting the Academic or other special version.

If at all possible, get the Enterprise Architect edition. Your cheapest
route is probably going to involve heading over to E-Bay and buying the VS
..NET 2002 Enterprise Architect for about $400 (exactly what I did two years
ago for about the same price)"

http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Visual...QQcmdZViewItem

The follow that up with the VS .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect Upgrade for
around $65.00 (I bought mine from MS for $20 in 2003):

http://cgi.ebay.com/VISUAL-STUDIO-NE...QQcmdZViewItem

So, for a little over $500 (including shipping) you'll have the development
environment, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Windows 2000 Advanced
Server, SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Exhange Server 2000 and many
others. You also get Visio 2002, which I do not believe comes with other
versions.

Good Luck,

carl
Nov 17 '05 #4


"wASP" wrote:

Hi,

I am contemplating the purchase of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET,
and I've noticed that the prices range anywhere from $200 to $600 USD:


My gut says the $225 copy of the EA edition is too good to be true.
Something there's not right/
Nov 17 '05 #5

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