The Ultimate Offer

Microsoft is pitching something it calls The Ultimate Offer. It is a renaming of the Visual Studio product levels. Here is a map between the current and future names of Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Team System is becoming Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium is becoming Visual Studio 2010 Premium. And Visual Studio Profession with MSDN Professional is becoming Visual Studio 2010 Professional.

All of these editions come with Team Foundation Server (TFS) included. Note that the low end of TFS is being marketed as a replacement for Visual Sourcesafe. Microsoft promises that each of these offerings will give the buyer more than the comparable products from Visual Studio 2008.

At work we got Visual Studio 2005. I have used Visual Studio 2008 at home. Now it is time to get my Visual Studio 2010 plans made.