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Feb 21, 2017 - 10:40 PM
It will be down to how much you want to spend. If your Windows Server is already covered by a Windows DataCentre (unlimited virtual machines) license, and the the developer is developing SQL 2016 (only 2016 is free and holds no downgrade rights) then Visual Studio w/MSDN maybe an expensive option. However if you have a large development environment with mutliple projects and versions of SQL and other applications, then the benefits of the MSDN subscription are potentially beneficial.