- Is in the business of software development
- Is privately held
- Has been in business for less than 3 years, and
- Has less than US $1 million in annual revenue.
There are some slight conditions around the definitions, but I applied, as I thought I would qualify with MatchMatix. I turned out that I did qualify, and so I now have three years of MSDN subscription, and (from memory) I pay about $100 after three years. I believe you get one licence per employee, up to a maximum of 24 people.
So I have very excitedly downloaded Vista Ultimate, Office Ultimate, SQL Server 2008 and Expression Studio. There are other things that I could download if I were interested, such as Sharepoint, Dynamics, Windows 3.1, Visio, Project and so much else. Thank you Microsoft!