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  1. #1
    Rich Guest

    MSDN Software Development Only


    Elena,

    I was walking down that path as well. Buy the MSDN, have everything for one
    price. It is not so easy.

    The MSDN includes "development" versions of the software. I spoke to Microsoft
    reps at length concerning this topic. If you put your MSDN copy of SQL Server
    2000 and Windows 2000 Server on a production machine, MS regards this as
    illegal. You can only "legally" use the MSDN provided software for "development"
    use. However, I'm sure many, many, many organizations are using their MSDN
    "development" software on production machines.

    Rich
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    "Elena" <egermano@home.com> wrote:
    >
    >Also, in addition to all the programming languages Microsoft has, the full
    >Enterprise MSDN includes every version of every Microsoft operating system,
    >Microsoft office developer edition (which has MORE stuff than the professional
    >edition), visio, all the SDKs, Device Driver kits, visual source safe, full
    >version SQL Server and every one of the Microsoft internet servers.
    >
    >Somehow I don't think some $100 package from oracle provides a comparable
    >amount of software. Don't confuse the guy with this nonsense.



  2. #2
    Elena Guest

    Re: MSDN Software Development Only


    Oh my, the confusion continues. The original post was from a fellow who wanted
    to learn VB and/or Oracle tools. I suggested the VB tools weren't that expensive
    and Mr. Cromer replied by saying there was an Oracle developer pack for $100
    (or something like) but you had to pay $2500 to get the microsoft software.


    I then tried to explain the $2500 is for developer licenses for every single
    OS and programming tool Microsoft puts out. If the poor fellow just wanted
    to learn VB, he didn't need to make the $2500 purchase.

    I do not advocate anyone violate the developer licensing agreement and run
    their businesses from the MSDN. I was just saying it was ludicrous to suggest
    it cost $2500 to obtain a copy of VB.

  3. #3
    Rich Guest

    Re: MSDN Software Development Only


    Elena,

    I wanted to clarify that one cannot use the MSDN as a "buffet" for deployment.
    There was no confusion.

    As for VB 6, you can find legal copies on EBay and other places for as
    little as $75 for the pro version. I agree. You do not need the $2000
    MSDN.


    Rich

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Elena" <egermano@home.com> wrote:
    >
    >Oh my, the confusion continues. The original post was from a fellow who

    wanted
    >to learn VB and/or Oracle tools. I suggested the VB tools weren't that

    expensive
    >and Mr. Cromer replied by saying there was an Oracle developer pack for

    $100
    >(or something like) but you had to pay $2500 to get the microsoft software.
    >
    >
    >I then tried to explain the $2500 is for developer licenses for every single
    >OS and programming tool Microsoft puts out. If the poor fellow just wanted
    >to learn VB, he didn't need to make the $2500 purchase.
    >
    >I do not advocate anyone violate the developer licensing agreement and run
    >their businesses from the MSDN. I was just saying it was ludicrous to suggest
    >it cost $2500 to obtain a copy of VB.



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