What's the difference between Visual Studio 2010 Professional Academic version and Visual Studio 2010 Professional?

Posted on 2010-08-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
What's the difference between Visual Studio 2010 Professional Academic version and Visual Studio 2010 Professional?

I know there's a huge difference in price.

any feedback much appreciated!
Question by:jeremyll
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sedgwick earned 250 total points
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The Academic version of Visual Studio Professional does not come with a 1 year subscription to MSDN.
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cyberkiwi earned 250 total points
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In terms of content - yes to sedqwick's comment. The Pro (full) version allows a choice of MSDN essentials or full.
In terms of eligibility, it is only available for:

Who is eligible to purchase?
    * Student
    * Faculty
    * School

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