Request for information,

Guys,

I want to put a proposal to my company to buy multiple developer licences for RS4. The problem I have is that I can wax lyrical about what RS4 has done to make my life easier. Unfortunately that does not necessarily translate into the question they'd likely ask, namely "what does it do that you can't already do in VS .Net?" Is there a link or a document I could read or pass on showing the unique features that RS4 does that VS.Net does not or cannot do? Something that will sell the advantages of RS4? I could show them refactorings and what have you but they'll want to know more about the cost of ownership and the value RS4 brings to the party. Any help or advice appreciated.

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While the feature list on the R# portion of the JetBrains web site does have tonnes of info, there are two things that I have found most helpful in winning people over to R#:

1. Get R# installed on everyone's machines in eval form.
1. Pair programming. There's nothing like repeatedly showing someone how something they did could have been done faster, easier, and more confidently. I do this when people are at my machine by using R# features along the way and telling the other person what I did at each step, and do this over at their machine by pointing out things they could have done and then showing them how to do it.

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It looks like the best I can do is point them towards the product page and let them inspect the screenshots. I agree the evaluation version is the best approach. Some of the developers are still entrenched in VB6. ;)

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