March 19, 1997 11:00 AM ET
Microsoft sets pricing for Visual Studio
By Norvin Leach

  Microsoft Corp. yesterday announced pricing for its Visual Studio suite of development tools, which will be demonstrated during a Developer Days nationwide broadcast event on Wednesday.

The basic package, or Professional Edition, will cost $999, or $499 for an upgrade, and will include Microsoft's most popular development tools. The Enterprise Edition will cost $1,499, or $999 for an upgrade, and will add team-development tools such as Visual SourceSafe and a developer edition of SQL Server.

The core components are:

  • Visual Basic 5.0. When sold separately, this will cost $99 for the Learning Edition, $499 for the Professional Edition and $1,199 for the Enterprise Edition.

  • Visual C++ 5.0. Sold separately, this will cost $99 for the Learning Edition, $499 for the Professional Edition and $1,199 for the Enterprise Edition.

  • Visual InterDev 1.0. This will cost $499 when sold separately.

  • Visual J++ 1.1, which will cost $99 when sold separately.

  • Visual FoxPro 5.0. When sold separately, this will cost $499.

  • Microsoft Developer Network Library. Separate subscriptions cost from $199 to $2,499.

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