MSDN Universal Really Necessary
Posted on 2004-08-24
I am a director whose code-slinging days are long gone. My company recently hired a developer to build a web-based app for end users to securely share funds (cannot elaborate any more at this point on the app). He is insisting on the MSDN Universal subscription.
The only difference that I can see between the Universal subscription and the Enterprise subscription is the former includes test licenses for - BizTalk Server, Application Center, ISA Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Mobile Information Server, Content Management Server Developer Edition, Systems Management Server, Customer Relationship Management and Microsoft Operations Manager
AND it includes VS .Net Enterprise Architect (vs .Net Developer for the later)
AND it includes MS Office, Visio Pro and Project (and a few other products that we do not use)
I need to keep people productive but I also need to keep costs down. Can any one see any reason why Universal would be required?
Thanks and regards,