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Extend Visual Studio Express 2013 Trial Period

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  • How can I extend Visual studio express 2013 Trial Period. I have already connected it to my account but I only got 15 day trial period. 
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:11 AM

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  • Hi folks,

    I believe we have this resolved now. The VS team posted a fix on their licensing servers that fixed a known issue with extending the trial license on machines where the time zone was set greater than UTC+0.

    Initially, this could be worked around by setting your machine's time zone setting to Pacific. But yesterday afternoon, the VS team published the fix to the licensing service, and you should be able to extend the license now.

    If not, please do post back and let us know.

    Thanks,


    Ed Dore

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:20 PM
    Moderator

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  • How can I extend Visual studio express 2013 Trial Period. I have already connected it to my account but I only got 15 day trial period. 
    I have the same question - keep getting asked to sign in and extend the license, even though I am already logged in! Signing out and logging in as a different user doesn't help either.
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:07 PM
  • I have the same issue. My license has expired and even if I sign out and sign in, the license doesn't renew and I cannot use VS 2013 Express.
    Sunday, July 14, 2013 4:49 AM
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    I can get the same result for Visual Studio 2013 Express. But I find that VS 2013 Ultimate has longer trial period (it seems it is 200 days). I suggest that your try to use VS2013 Ultimate.

    If you still want VS2013 Express, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx.

    Best regards,


    Amanda Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    Monday, July 15, 2013 2:52 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi folks,

    I believe we have this resolved now. The VS team posted a fix on their licensing servers that fixed a known issue with extending the trial license on machines where the time zone was set greater than UTC+0.

    Initially, this could be worked around by setting your machine's time zone setting to Pacific. But yesterday afternoon, the VS team published the fix to the licensing service, and you should be able to extend the license now.

    If not, please do post back and let us know.

    Thanks,


    Ed Dore

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:20 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    I installed Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate 90 day trial . I am getting a message after 30 days that the 30 day trial has expired. the machine where i have isntalled vs2013 ultimate does not have internet access to get the latest fix. could you share the link where i can download the fix or a suggest how i can resolve this issue.

    Monday, January 13, 2014 8:37 AM
  • Amanda,

    I am facing the same issue, upon contacting support on 1-800-426-9400, I was told by the support agents that since this is regarding Express edition (not paid), the support will be given only if there is a support contract.

    Here is what happened in my case.

    1. Installed Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop

    2. Did not activate the product (Did not read the clause of activation)

    3. Unable to use Visual Studio - (After around 30 days, when I first tried to use this product). At start-up a form is displayed saying "The license has expired". It also suggests to Sign-in and extend the trial or enter a product key. However, when I clicked on the "Sign-in" button, I get the error message saying "Proxy Authorization Required".

    I have installed this product in my office computer and I do not have admin rights to this computer. How can we setup proxy settings to VS Express 2013? Kindly help..

    Thanks,

    Sudeep

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:19 PM
  • Hello,

    I have the same question. I am using VS 2013 Ultimate with 90 days trial. Now Its expired.

    I am trying to extend this with logging in as different user but not able.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:14 AM
  • Same problem with VS 2013 Professional.  I'm in Pacific time zone.  I have internet access and signing out- signing back in again does not work.  No resolution as of 3/2/2014.
    Sunday, March 02, 2014 8:21 PM
  • I'm guessing it's related to the fact that I have a Visual Studio online account that was set to Early Adopter license.  I resolved my problem by linking to my Azure account and buying a monthly Pro subscription.  For $22.50 a month, it's not a bad price.
    Sunday, March 02, 2014 8:59 PM