Microsoft Visual Studio
A quick look: Visual Studio 2010 Pro is integrated development
environment (IDE) product for software developers.
Microsoft® Visual Studio 2010 Professional is the essential
tool for individuals performing basic development tasks. It simplifies the
creation, debugging, and deployment of applications on a variety of platforms
including SharePoint and the Cloud. Visual Studio 2010 Professional comes with
integrated support for test-driven development, as well as debugging tools that
help ensure high-quality solutions. New drag-and-drop data binding in Windows
Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight designers make building Windows
and rich internet apps easy and fast, for both designers and developers.
This software includes a 1-year trial subscription to Microsoft's MSDN
Essentials service. This provides access to the latest core Microsoft platforms
(Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and SQL Server 2008 R2
Datacenter) in addition to providing enhanced support from a professional
community. Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN Essentials may be upgraded
to Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN at the end of the trial period.