Does Visual Studio 2010 Professional come with Action Pack?

Q: (from Shawn)

Visual Studio 2010 Professional comes with the action pack correct?



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There are now two Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) editions found at:

  • Microsoft Action Pack Solution Provider
  • Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design


The version of Visual Studio that used to be part of MAPS was called Express and has now become a free download (

The version of Visual Studio included MAPS Development and Design is Professional:


SDeming Face  Steve


Comments (6)

  1. Antonio says:

    Hi Steve, it is supposed to be included but when the subscription is activated you cannot download Visual Studio at all. Do yu know why?



  2. ML49448 says:

    Yes, Where is the download link? Its not in the partner center, MSDN is requesting a subscriberID. and the partner network dash does not show msdn subscribtions available to distribute to users. So is there a time period you must wait before msdn is available after purchasing MAPS Development and Design?

  3. pete says:

    Yes, we see no link to MSVS in the "development" license list when we log in to our partner account.

  4. jim says:

    Same deal here, can't find the download

  5. soly says:

    i am about to purchase Action Pack Development and Design subscription, anybody found out a way to download visual studio professional yet?

  6. Jason says:

    You have to assign privileges and then activate the MSDN subscription. Instructions are in the program administrator user guide and the end user guide