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  1. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    I am a student, and have seen the MSDN Academic Universal subscription going on eBay for ~$500. Retails for $979 through MS. Anyway, does anyone here have a MSDN subscription? Am I correct that you get the full versions of software? Just download the ISO?
     
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    Here is the normal MSDN Subscriptions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/levels/default.asp . I'm not sure about Academic though. I know we have it at school/work and get everything but I'm sure we can only use it for educational purposes and probably get a really limited license.
     
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    You have a personal subscription from school/work? The only thing we have is where you can try out VS .NET, Office XP, and Windows XP from home by remotely logging into MS.

    But, Office 2003 is $399 or so retail. I was planning on getting the Academic version of Office 2003 which is $149 (Standard Edition) though. So for another $100 I would have access to Windows Server 2003, SQL Server 2000, etc.
     
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    have u looked into the MSDNAA? i know our university signs us up for that. we have access to all of ms's products.
     
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    Our department has a subscription. So students in the department can download certain software from the site (XP, 2000 Pro/Server, 2003 Server Ent, SQL Server, VS.NET, VS6, Visio, etc). We don't get Office though. Then our department has access to about every piece of MS software out there. Only for "testing" purposes within the department. It's nice. :big grin:
     
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    what does the AA stand for? I doubt we are signed up though because we don't get HUGE discounts on MS software like some schools. We get the standard academic pricing.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    the action pack is pretty good too... i think it comes with pretty much everything but Visual studio. For the price it is a good deal, but i think you have to prove that you are a dist, etc

    http://www.microsoft.com/partner/actionpack/
     
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    Do you know if the Academic version of MSDN Universal is identical to the regular Universal subscription?
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I don't know off hand. I've never even really heard of the Academic version. might look around http://msdn.microsoft.com
     
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    I have MSDN Universal from my company, it is cool, but I would never pay for it. It is handy to have XP pro and Office 2003 at hand, just downloaded the images last week. Also, I like Mappoint, I would almost think of buying it. One more thing, Visio for Ent Architects 2003 is 100x better than Visio pro 2002.
     
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    MSDN Academic Alliance
     
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    I wouldn't pay the regular price either ($2900), but for ~$500, :dunno:
     
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    Ok, I looked at the MSDNAA site, and my school is a member, but it's $799 a year. Do you pay that or do you get it for free through your school?
     
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    free through school. i just fill out the paper work for it.
     

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