I am a Microsoft MSDN Subcriber; so I have access to all the Microsoft application software - currently I have installed:
Windows 7 - 64bit
Visual Studio 2012 Team Suite (for Architects, Developers, Database Designers, and Testers
SQL Server 2012
Office 2010 (including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint
MS Project

To protect my laptop and the network I have on my system:
avast! Antivirus
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
WinPatrol Plus (watches for new startups/services/registry changes etc)

To protect my laptop and the network I have on my system:
VMWare Workstation v9
Altova DiffDog
SubVersion (Tortoise and Ankh)
nUnit
Microsoft Patterns & Practices downloads - Enterprise Library
Process Explorer (good little app for find threads & DLL dependencies)
LinqPad
TextPad
SqLite Maestro
Skype
Quickbooks Pro 2013 (and SDK)
Quicken 2013
MS Fx Cop
WordWeb Pro (great little add-on dictionary)
Some of the hardware I'm currently using:
Lenovo W520I upgraded my workhorse in 2011, I have 2 SSDs giving me about 750 GB and 32GB of RAM
Nexus 7
iPad v4
Blackberry Playbook
Some of the hardware I'm currently using:
Cogeco Ultra High-Speed InternetHome Office Internet provider
ISQ SolutionsMy Work Internet provider, based out of Oakville
And for my continuing education, I use these offerings
Safari Books Onlineis slowly replacing my large collection of technical books
LearnNowOnline
Career Academy