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Jerry W. Manweiler, Ph.D.13-Apr-12 8:41
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I agree with the Microsoft Action Pack subscription route (MAPS).
I've been using this for licenses and software downloads for about 8 years now and always have the most recent Visual Studio available for my use (as well as earlier versions assuming that I save the downloads and keep them locally). I also get multiple licenses for Windows (both desktop and server) and the office applications all for a very reasonable price.
The design and development version also includes an MSDN subscription which is a highly reduced offering compared to regular MSDN subscriptions but nevertheless you get most of what you need to develop software including additional licenses for Windows and Office.
The only thing that I could use but am otherwise missing is the Team Foundation Server (TFS) software but that also can be purchased by itself for about the same cost as MAPS -if you really need it. Otherwise, there are reasonable no cost solutions for code change tracking (such as GIT) although TFS does include much more that just change tracking. At a cost of about $500 per year this is a very reasonable way for a small business like mine to keep up to date with the most recent development software including the most recent Expression Web offerings.
Jerry W. Manweiler, Ph.D.
Fundamental Technologies, LLC

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