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Problem after purchase Visual Studio 2010 WITH MSDN RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am a sysAdmin in a software company. So, I had ordered two units of Visual Studio 2010 Professional. So what I got was a DVD box with named 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional'. At the bottom, it state "Includes MSDN Essential Subscription". I dont know why the seller gave me this because I had asked for Visual Studio WITHOUT MSDN.

    In our company we really don't need MSDN subscription. What we need is a copy of Visual Studio that

    1) Valid forever

    2) When a staff resigned, we would like to transfer that license to new staff that using different PC and

    3) When there is a new version of Visual Studio like 2011, we would like to just buy upgrade license for it.

    My problem is , do the software I bought capable to do THREE things that our company need? Please advise me or else I have to give back the copy that I bought to the seller back. I am scared to open the packaging box because it is very expensive. 

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:58 AM

Answers

  • Hi John,

    Fron your description,your problem is related to license issue. I recommend you 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/

    Additionally, for your three issues, as far as I know

    1) valid forever (Call license experts for the detail)

    2) When a staff resigned, we would like to transfer that license to new staff that using different PC (Call license experts for the detail, if it was used by company, you may need to buy some  sepcific license)

    3)When there is a new version of Visual Studio like 2011, we would like to just buy upgrade license for it. (As far as I know, it is not possible, VS11 will be a product differ from VS10, there are not such key to upgarde. But you still can call and ask for help)

    Best regards,


    Barry Wang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:02 AM
    Friday, May 25, 2012 7:56 AM