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02-20-2008, 11:41 AM
I requested a newer copy of a C/C++ compiler from my employer, and they're sending MS VS 2005 Pro. I also just got an email from MS telling me my employer added me to "MSDN Subscriptions".

Anybody else have this? I've never heard of it.

Mario F.
02-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Well... I shouldn't even know where to start. But you sure got an helluva of a good day. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/aa948871.aspx

02-20-2008, 11:49 AM
It looks like it's MSDN-in-a-box (I could order it through school but haven't); the product description is:
The MSDN Library provides access to over 1.8 GB of comprehensive programming information and technical resources, including:

Over 1,800 royalty-free code samples

Sample applications
Technical product documentation and articles

Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base with over 40,000 articles on bug fixes and code work-arounds on Microsoft development products


02-20-2008, 12:07 PM
MSDN Subscription is "a little bit" more than MSDN Library
It is distributed once a quater, and last time I saw it is was about 30 CDs... Now It should be distributed on several DVDs...

Mario F.
02-20-2008, 12:10 PM
A mix of CDs and DVDs actually if it's still the same as my last shipment, February last year.
And there's also full support for the received software for the duration of the subscription. Very good indeed Todd. Your boss deserves a raise.

02-20-2008, 12:19 PM
Wow. I guess I better get registered! Thanks all.

02-20-2008, 02:08 PM
An MSDN subscription is a powerful one ;) Lots of them expensive software you get all the time.
Of course, a subscription in itself isn't very cheap.

02-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Wow, an MSDN subscription. You sure are a lucky one. :)

Here at school we are on the MSDN Academic Alliance which gets us most of the stuff an MSDN subscription would get us, but not quite everything. I like it.