Purchasing Visual Studio 2005 (and most everything else) for $375!

If you don’t already have an MSDN subscription or if you need to renew soon, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Microsoft Empower program:


https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40010429


This is the deal of the century. For just $375 (this is NOT a typo), you get: up to five operating system licenses as well as Microsoft Office (Premium or Developer Editions), licenses for Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Office SharePoint Portal Server, one MSDN Universal subscription with five user licenses which includes Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, as well as technical support and 10 hours of ISV Advisory Service. In order to qualify for this program you must sign up as Microsoft’s lowest Partner level (a real breeze) Again, check the above link for details and requirements.

3 thoughts on “Purchasing Visual Studio 2005 (and most everything else) for $375!

  1. Hi Kevin,

    Sure looks good until you read about the testing reqirements:

    – During your membership, make a reasonable commercial effort to pass one of the software tests authorized by Microsoft and listed in the table below**.

    – Upon expiration of your membership, make a reasonable commercial effort to join the Microsoft Partner Program at the Certified level or above with the ISV/Software Solutions Competency, earned by successfully passing one of the software tests authorized by Microsoft and listed in the table below**.

    These tests, run $400 (windows mobile) – over 20K (for most of the server version)

    -lc

  2. I was terminated because I failed to post an annoucement about my product on my web page!

    I was developing in VFP, then decided to try .net. I was just getting the hang of it when they said I had to make a product announcement. I’m not much for vaporware, and ignored them…

    Talk about DVD’S, I have more MS discs than AOL. Never did figure out what most of them did???

    By the time you figure out some of this technology, they either change the name, or replace it with something else.

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