If you are a developer and are on your own, or working for a company that does not have an MSDN subscription and you are looking at using a bunch of Microsoft tools, you can wind up spending a ton of money. Or maybe you want to set up your own test network to learn about all the latest Microsoft Software and how to plan, build, and administer a network. That’s a lot of software to buy.
However, there are many solutions to lower the cost of what you might normally pay:
MSDN subscriptions - These are bundles of software. They can be expensive, but that is because they offer a lot of software. It is much cheaper than buying all the software separately. Retail prices range from $699/year to $11,899/year for the different subscriptions ( Compare MSDN Subscriptions...
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