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Where you could get access to different OS's, products, servers, tools, etc?
The thing called "Visual Studio Subscription" is BS. It looks like the "Pro" license is radically scaled back in what you get for your $1200 ($800 renewal.)
And I want to with how they're pushing VSTS, TFS, cloud services, and training.
It looks like Pro comes with the servers, the various flavors of Windows, but not Office.
What am I missing? Is it even worth getting a subscription for solo developer? Used to keep my MSDN subscription up to date, but then MS screwed it up somehow, their Indian support didn't help, and I let it lapse. Looking just now, it looks like drivel. I want to see the exact details of what I'm buying, but all I see is the "MARKETING, MARKETING, MARKETING" dance.
I don't know, but a couple of weeks ago all the developers on my team received emails stating that "Visual Studio Premium" and "Visual Studio Ultimate" (no mention of version, just edition) are obsolete and must be "removed immediately" and replaced with a newer version.
Have you checked the Microsoft Action Pack? It is not as feature rich as MSDN, but it's cca £300 / year and includes most MS software. And then (for testing) there are cloud services where you can select the target machine (incl. OS and software), rent it for a few days, and delete it afterwards.