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  • User166505692 posted

    Hello,

    At my job we are going to have .NET development for the first time and want to buy Visual Studio, we need Visual Studio for 1 - 5 developers, do we need to buy 5 lisences  ? Where can we find cost for 5 lisences ?

    Which one is recommended VS 2012 or VS 2013 , our Web Server CAN NOT HAVE LATER THAN .NET FRAMEWORK 4.0 ?

    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:07 PM

Answers

  • User-718146471 posted

    Ok, you are going to need a developer license for each person developing.  You will want to use Visual Studio 2013 since it still supports all the way back to .NET 2.0 but will also support up to dot net 4.5.  You can contact Microsoft for pricing and availability. I personally would suggest that you go with an MSDN license for each developer as this will give them access to more than just visual studio. http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/msdn-subscriptions-vs

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:21 PM
  • User281315223 posted

    You can download and use the Visual Studio Express editions (which are perfect for all levels of users) to develop commerical applications without the need for a license or commercially purchased copy of Visual Studio. It's just something to consider as you don't necessarily need all of the "bells and whistles" of a premier version like Ultimate, Premium or Professional.

    Regarding a specific version, Visual Studio 2013 would probably be the best choice since it is the latest version of the IDE and will allow you to use all of the major features of the latest release while still being able to target older versions of .NET. 

    You can see the link here for additional information on purchasing an MSDN subscription and Visual Studio licenses.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:30 PM
  • User281315223 posted

    MSDN contains alot more than just Visual Studio, which can help explain why it is as expensive as it is. If your company only needs Visual Studio, then it might be more cost-efficient to simply buy the Professional versions of Visual Studio instead.

    Depending on your company and it's size, you may want to look into Microsoft's Bizspark program which offers MSDN subscriptions for three-years to small-businesses that qualify. I personally used Bizspark shortly after college and I will say that it is a life-saver and will provide you with tons of software that might otherwise be un-affordable if purchased all at once.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:48 PM
  • User-718146471 posted

    Not only software but also Sql Server, Windows Server OS, MS Office, etc.  The list goes on and on.  BizSpark however is only a 3 year shot and you have to certify for it.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:51 PM
  • User-718146471 posted

    Oh, and for what its worth, here is a contrast of differences between Express and full version of VS2012. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms349441.aspx

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:52 PM

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  • User-718146471 posted

    Ok, you are going to need a developer license for each person developing.  You will want to use Visual Studio 2013 since it still supports all the way back to .NET 2.0 but will also support up to dot net 4.5.  You can contact Microsoft for pricing and availability. I personally would suggest that you go with an MSDN license for each developer as this will give them access to more than just visual studio. http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/msdn-subscriptions-vs

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:21 PM
  • User281315223 posted

    You can download and use the Visual Studio Express editions (which are perfect for all levels of users) to develop commerical applications without the need for a license or commercially purchased copy of Visual Studio. It's just something to consider as you don't necessarily need all of the "bells and whistles" of a premier version like Ultimate, Premium or Professional.

    Regarding a specific version, Visual Studio 2013 would probably be the best choice since it is the latest version of the IDE and will allow you to use all of the major features of the latest release while still being able to target older versions of .NET. 

    You can see the link here for additional information on purchasing an MSDN subscription and Visual Studio licenses.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:30 PM
  • User166505692 posted

    Okay, thanks for the info.... with MSDN is expensive... is it recommended ? What's the advanteg of with MSDN over regular ?

    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:39 PM
  • User-718146471 posted

    You know the old saying that you get what you pay for.  Let me grab a matrix of what each gives you and what you may be missing out on in each.

    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:46 PM
  • User281315223 posted

    MSDN contains alot more than just Visual Studio, which can help explain why it is as expensive as it is. If your company only needs Visual Studio, then it might be more cost-efficient to simply buy the Professional versions of Visual Studio instead.

    Depending on your company and it's size, you may want to look into Microsoft's Bizspark program which offers MSDN subscriptions for three-years to small-businesses that qualify. I personally used Bizspark shortly after college and I will say that it is a life-saver and will provide you with tons of software that might otherwise be un-affordable if purchased all at once.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:48 PM
  • User-718146471 posted

    Not only software but also Sql Server, Windows Server OS, MS Office, etc.  The list goes on and on.  BizSpark however is only a 3 year shot and you have to certify for it.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:51 PM
  • User-718146471 posted

    Oh, and for what its worth, here is a contrast of differences between Express and full version of VS2012. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms349441.aspx

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:52 PM