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  • A user has a per user CAL they purchased some years ago say 2007 for this example, and they are using team explorer 2005. The server has been upgraded to 2010, can they install and use the 2010 team explorer using their existing CAL or do they need to purchase a new CAL?
    Monday, August 15, 2011 11:56 AM

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  • Hello mcaljamj2,

    Thanks for your post.

    If you had a Visual Studio Team System 2005 Team Foundation Server CAL that was under Software Assurance as of the availability of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 in Volume Licensing, then your CAL becomes a Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 CAL; otherwise, you are required to purchase a Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 CAL to access Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Please also take a look at the Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper, and on the Downgrade Rights for Team Foundation Server CALs part of the write paper, you will find that detailed information.

    The following is the quotation from the write paper:

    Team Foundation Server CALs provide the right to access the named version and earlier versions of Team Foundation Server. For rights to access later versions of Team Foundation Server, you must obtain new CALs or be covered under Software Assurance for your CALs at the time the new version of Team Foundation Server is released, as discussed above.

    A Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server CAL enables the user or device to access data in Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server, but does not cover access to data in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Thanks.


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    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:27 AM
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  • Vote + 1 => Great answer Vicky.

    In addition to that, License experts can help you to answer your question. You can 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. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.

    Tarun Arora

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    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:31 PM

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  • Hello mcaljamj2,

    Thanks for your post.

    If you had a Visual Studio Team System 2005 Team Foundation Server CAL that was under Software Assurance as of the availability of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 in Volume Licensing, then your CAL becomes a Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 CAL; otherwise, you are required to purchase a Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 CAL to access Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Please also take a look at the Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper, and on the Downgrade Rights for Team Foundation Server CALs part of the write paper, you will find that detailed information.

    The following is the quotation from the write paper:

    Team Foundation Server CALs provide the right to access the named version and earlier versions of Team Foundation Server. For rights to access later versions of Team Foundation Server, you must obtain new CALs or be covered under Software Assurance for your CALs at the time the new version of Team Foundation Server is released, as discussed above.

    A Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server CAL enables the user or device to access data in Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server, but does not cover access to data in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Thanks.


    Vicky Song [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Get or Request Code Sample from Microsoft
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:27 AM
    Moderator
  • Vote + 1 => Great answer Vicky.

    In addition to that, License experts can help you to answer your question. You can 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. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.

    Tarun Arora

    Blog: http://geekswithblogs.net/TarunArora  Subscribe in a reader

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:31 PM