Developer tools for schools from Microsoft- CHEAP
October 18, 2007
So, I have been on a bit of a crusade these days. I work with both my kids' schools helping with technology. We talk software, hardware, curriculum, etc.
I have thought for the longest time thought that they must be paying too much for software. There is always someone that wants to discount for schools. I now have a very tangible example and need to get the word out!
If a high school wants to teach a .NET developer class, they would need the MSDN developer subscription. That retails for $1,200. Class of 20 students, copy at school, copy at home for homework, that's $48,000. Under the MSDN Academic Alliance, it's $299. $299!!!!! AND it's unlimited as to quantity of seats as long as they are used for students enrolled in the classes.