Modo Work Plane in 3ds Max
Changsoo Eun has released a collection of scripts that implement Modo's work plane in 3ds Max.
3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max Design 2012 have been released and are now available for download.
Autodesk - Perpetual Licensing Changes Buyer's Guide
Autodesk have released a buyer's guide for their software, as they shift away from perpetual licenses.