Licensing for Education Version of VS


  • Hello,

    I'm a student, and I downloaded VS2015 Enterprise through my university's MSDNAA portal.  I have since developed a web application using it, and depending on how things go in the future, I might like to start profiting from my work (most likely on a future, different project). 

    If I have VS Enterprise through MSDNAA and then want to sell something I have created with it, I suppose I need a license of some sort.  Do I have to buy the enterprise license?  Is there a different "education" type license I have to get?  Should I develop future projects in Community to avoid some of these costs? 

    Please advise!

    Thank you.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:12 PM


  • Hi trademarkdiy,

    I suggest you to go with Community version if you don't have a need for Enterprise version features. Community is good for students, indie developer, and startup teams up to five memebers. So my advice to you as a student as myself is to go with Community edition...

    Here is a good compere of Visual Studio editions, so you can go and check if there is a need for you to use Enterprise edition in your project, and future projects... Here is a url for official Visual Studio site and comparison:

    Best regards!
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    Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:03 AM