Having a look around at WebsiteSpark from Microsoft - the deal is good (especially if you were looking to go down this path already). But I'm one of those people that likes to 'wait for the next version' if I'm in no rush to sign up. One question that's been bugging me is whether or not the program includes upgrades to Visual Studio and/or they will change the starting pack at some point?
Currently, If you sign up now, you get 3 copies of Visual Studio 2008.
If you're umming and ahhing about the scheme, is it worth waiting and hoping that they adapt their program so that it comes with VS2010? Or maybe that they'll offer free updates to those already in the scheme?
(This question may be a little subjective I guess and it probably applies to the BizSpark side of things as well. Have there been any hints set in other Microsoft programs that might indicate the outcome? ).
Posted: October 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM by: Amadiere
See Scott's answer here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/09/24/announcing-the-websitespark-program.aspx
This is great. Will is cover software upgrades i.e. VS 2010 when available?
Yes - while you are in the program you can always download the latest version of any of the software. So once VS 2010 is released you can download that as well.
Hope this helps,
On October 4, 2009 at 11:47 AM by: CD
Scott gu confirmed on his blog that the liceses will cover 2010 when it's released.
On October 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM by: Steven Robbins
Thanks!!! To Microsoft!
Its VS.Net 2010 Professional Edition is ready for download.
Cheeers! Sandeep Sachan
On April 18, 2010 at 1:23 PM by: Sandeep Sachan