Microsoft Visual Studio 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 Professional comes with integrated support for test-driven development, as well as debugging tools that help ensure high-quality solutions.
Visual Studio Professional with MSDN is a subscription that provides access to both current and previous versions of core Microsoft platforms. This full subscription includes Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Windows Azure utilization hours, e-learning courses, and much more.