How to use my "Licensed Visual Studio 2015" both in my home computer and work computer?


  • I have a "Visual Studio 2015" License Key. I am using it on my work computer. What I want to do is to use my Licensed Visual Studio 2015 Copy with my License Key at home.

    Naturally, I do not want to pay for another Licence Key. I do not want to carry my 8-kg-laptop from work to home, neither. Seeing that I paid for a Visual Studio 2015 Copy, I want to use it much more efficiently and easily.

    Thanks in advance...

    Friday, January 27, 2017 1:18 PM

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  • Hi 

    The ultimate guide for Visual Studio licensing is:

    Visual Studio 2015 Licensing White Paper


    Licensed for Design, Development, Testing, and Demonstrating Your Programs

    All Visual Studio subscriptions and Visual Studio Professional are licensed on a per-user basis. Each licensed user may install and use the software on any number of devices to design, develop, test, and demonstrate their programs. Visual Studio subscriptions also allow the licensed user to evaluate the software and to simulate customer environments in order to diagnose issues related to your programs. Each additional person who uses the software in this way must also have a license. 

    Where the Software can be Installed and Run

    The licensed user can install and use the software on any number of devices. The software can be installed and used on your devices at work, at home, at school, and even on devices at a customer’s office or on dedicated hardware hosted by a 3rd party. Most subscriber software can also be run in Microsoft Azure VMs. However, the software is otherwise not licensed for use in production environments. 

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    Friday, January 27, 2017 3:59 PM
  • Thanks for Carlos J. Quintero's suggestion.

    Hi Christine Baroque,

    Carlos J. Quintero shared the correct answer for this issue.

    In short, Visual Studio is licensed per user, you can install it in different machines as long as they are all used by you only.

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    Monday, January 30, 2017 1:58 AM