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All about getting MSDN:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718656.aspx
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MSDN is a annual subscription to 99% of M$'s software library. It's designed to give you a development platform and all the OS's and app's for compatibility testing.

Yes it's cool. Yes it's expensive. I'm lucky, my company has an enterprise license which comes with free MSDN.

FYI: If you haven't installed Vista yet....beware...the DVD is only 2.5GB, but a full Vista install takes up 20GB.
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MSDN is meant for software developers that must write software (or test software) on many different platforms. The specific program that I am a member of is determined on a specific business product that you plan to create and sell. You provide MS with a brief business model and they review it and allow you entry into thier program.

I have access to almost every MS product but they can only be used in a development environment. Meaning that if my home machine wasn't being used to create a MS product I wouldn't be able to use a license. All keys are monitored just like retail licenses and I can only activate a key a finite number of times. So it isn't a free license to distribute as many copies as I want (although that would be nice). They are also limited to a single user (some of the newer team suites are a little different). In general a MSDN collectivly is for only 1 developer, so they cannot be shared even if both people work at the same company.
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post #24 of 30
Ahh good 'ole MSDN

Also a dev here so will be checking mine soon as I fall into the same category for home installation as you BFRD
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I'm hoping to get accepted to Rose Hulman, they should have a great MSDN thingy. Woo!
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Keep in mind home use is only for those people that have personal MSDN accounts. I want to say that even if you do "some" work from home you are not allowed to use a corporate MSDN at home. I actually have two MSDN's in my name, one for work machines, and then another that I pay for personally for my own development company (which I run from my home).
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Originally Posted by BFRD View Post
Keep in mind home use is only for those people that have personal MSDN accounts. I want to say that even if you do "some" work from home you are not allowed to use a corporate MSDN at home. I actually have two MSDN's in my name, one for work machines, and then another that I pay for personally for my own development company (which I run from my home).
Right, the stuff I work on is riding in virtual machines on my corporate laptop. So, technically, if I'm working from home, I would still be corporate licensed. What you are refering to is essentially pirating. Using a corporate MSDN account for personal use. If I understand you correctly.
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Right, the stuff I work on is riding in virtual machines on my corporate laptop. So, technically, if I'm working from home, I would still be corporate licensed. What you are refering to is essentially pirating. Using a corporate MSDN account for personal use. If I understand you correctly.
Correct, I just want our members to be clear that just because the company you work for has an MSDN account, that doesn't mean that you can freely load up anything you want at home. Many of us that work in corporate environments have access to MSDN material, and generally companies are not that protective of that material. As many of you know I take piracy quite seriously, so I just want to make sure everyone is informed. Starting a thread about how you can't wait to install Vista using your company's MSDN will be treated as piracy. There are some very limited reasons where home use is permitted, but I will be taking the "better-safe-than-sorry" approach. This particular thread was just an informative blurb about the availiability.
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post #29 of 30
I'm in graduate school at the University of Minnesota and here is what is says: http://www1.umn.edu/ucs/Microsoft/ms4students.php

It looks like I'll have to wait until next spring to get my $4 copy of Vista. I'm not sure what version it will be but we get XP Pro in both x86 and x64 now for about $4 together.
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You Will also get the OS free if you are on a Microsoft Course at a college.
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