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Transfer License for Visual Studio 2015 Professional (without MSDN) RRS feed

  • Question

  • My company has some MSDN subscriptions already, but we want to buy some additional standalone Professional licenses.  If we do that and the employee that the license is assigned to leaves the company, will we be able to transfer their license to a different employee?

    Please don't tell me to call the help desk.  I already did that and they directed me here.

    Monday, October 5, 2015 5:39 PM

Answers

  • Well, I guess you could consider your reply helpful.  From a certain point of view.  If you are saying that we can't transfer a license for a standalone version of Visual Studio to a different user, then I have my answer.  It is not the answer I wanted, but it is an answer.
    • Marked as answer by Ben Golden Monday, October 19, 2015 3:47 PM
    Monday, October 19, 2015 3:40 PM

All replies

  • Hi Ben,

    This is the Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing White Paper, if possible, you could refer to it here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13350

    As far as I know, it was used by one user and different machines, it means that the user could install and use the Visual Studio on as many devices, but the products are licensed on a per-user basis, so only the licensed user can use the software.

    Thanks,

    Jack


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    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:05 AM
  • Some of the language in the white paper implies that transfer is possible, but it does not explicitly state it.  It would be nice if there were clear instructions somewhere on how to transfer a license, if it is in fact possible.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:27 PM
  • Hi Ben Golden,

    Thanks for your friendly response.

    >>If we do that and the employee that the license is assigned to leaves the company, will we be able to transfer their license to a different employee?

    Generally one license for one user, so I doubt that it would have a limitation for this isuse.

    But since this issue is related to the license issue, to help you understand the license issue better, 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. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    Thanks,

    Jack


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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:29 AM
  • Thanks.  However, I already called the help desk and they could not answer my question.  They were unable to find an answer and directed me to this forum.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:45 AM
  • @ Ben Golden,

    Maybe the MSDN Subscriptions Customer Service Centers would be better for you here:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/contactus.aspx

    I also discuss this issue with other VS members, like my previous reply, the products are licensed on a per-user basis, so only the licensed user can use the software, it really has this limitation.

    Sincerely,

    Jack


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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 5:55 AM
  • Hi Ben Golden,

    What about this issue now? It seems that my reply was not helpful for you.

    Would you mind letting us know that latest information about this issue?

    Best Regards,

    Jack


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    Monday, October 19, 2015 11:48 AM
  • My company has some MSDN subscriptions already, but we want to buy some additional standalone Professional licenses.  If we do that and the employee that the license is assigned to leaves the company, will we be able to transfer their license to a different employee?

    Please don't tell me to call the help desk.  I already did that and they directed me here.

    I think that if you are buying the product for the business, then it is licensed for the business, regardless of the employee that uses it. As long as you have a license for each employee, it shouldn't be licensed for that individual employee.
    Monday, October 19, 2015 3:30 PM
  • Well, I guess you could consider your reply helpful.  From a certain point of view.  If you are saying that we can't transfer a license for a standalone version of Visual Studio to a different user, then I have my answer.  It is not the answer I wanted, but it is an answer.
    • Marked as answer by Ben Golden Monday, October 19, 2015 3:47 PM
    Monday, October 19, 2015 3:40 PM