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Back at my usual place for lunch and enjoying a nice gingerbread latte. The walk from the new office is really pleasant in this weather.
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UK MSDN Subscription Costs
Sunday 3rd April, 2016 15:07
Over the years I've had MSDN and TechNet subscriptions to support my testing and development. Some were via my employer, others I've paid out of my own pocket. I'm considering purchasing Visual Studio Professional with MSDN and the price for a new subscription is currently listed as $1199:

MSDN $1199

With the pound being strong against the dollar, that sounds like pretty good value:

1 Dollar Equals 0.7 Pounds

I know that sometimes we don't see the benefits, and the dollar price is often the UK price, but when the pound is that strong there's no way that the UK price could be any higher than the US price, right? When the equivalent price would be £839, a value above £1199 just sounds wrong. Even if you were to add something like 30% tax, it should still work out cheaper than £1199.

MSDN £1216

It costs more? More?!?!

All you're doing is taking my money off my credit card and making software available to download. It's an automated process. Your own data transfer pricing for Azure suggests that bandwidth costs are the same (Zone 1: US West, US East, US North Central, US South Central, US East 2, US Central, Europe West, Europe North).
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