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MSDN software DL post subscription. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Post subscription, I am aware my keys will work. However, most of these keys only work with MSDN specific ISOs.

    Is there a way to dl these ISOs once the subscription is over?  I figure the keys are legal so it should be legal to obtain the software.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 11:04 PM

Answers

  • You can only download while your subscription is active.  Please find more information about the same from the Download the Visual Studio 2013 and MSDN licensing white paper in the link below:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/cc150618.aspx.  

    Here is the extract about Perpetual Use Rights: 

    MSDN subscriptions purchased through certain channels provide perpetual use rights that allow subscribers to continue using certain software products obtained through an active subscription after the subscription has expired. However, subscribers are not entitled to updates for that software after the subscription has expired, nor do they continue to have access to software or product keys through MSDN Subscriber Downloads or to other subscription services that are a benefit of having an active subscription. Product keys that were acquired while the subscription was active can continue being used until all activations for those keys have been exhausted.  If an MSDN subscription is transferred or sold, any perpetual use rights are transferred to the new party and the seller can no longer use the software. Generally, MSDN subscriptions that do not provide perpetual use rights include: MSDN subscriptions purchased through Enterprise Agreement Subscription, Open Value Subscription, Campus Agreement, or other “subscription” Volume Licensing programs MSDN subscriptions offered through the Microsoft Partner Network to competency partners and Visual Studio Professional subscriptions offered to Microsoft Action Pack partners. In the above cases, subscribers can no longer use any software provided through the MSDN subscription after it expires.


    Thanks,
    Sowmya

    MSDN Subscriptions Feedback

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:43 PM

All replies

  • MSDN ISOs can only be downloaded if you have an active MSDN Subscription running or you can download all the required products (ISOs) from your MSDN Subscription for your future use.

    Hope this helps

    Thanks
    prathaprabhu


    Monday, August 10, 2015 12:53 AM
  • You can only download while your subscription is active.  Please find more information about the same from the Download the Visual Studio 2013 and MSDN licensing white paper in the link below:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/cc150618.aspx.  

    Here is the extract about Perpetual Use Rights: 

    MSDN subscriptions purchased through certain channels provide perpetual use rights that allow subscribers to continue using certain software products obtained through an active subscription after the subscription has expired. However, subscribers are not entitled to updates for that software after the subscription has expired, nor do they continue to have access to software or product keys through MSDN Subscriber Downloads or to other subscription services that are a benefit of having an active subscription. Product keys that were acquired while the subscription was active can continue being used until all activations for those keys have been exhausted.  If an MSDN subscription is transferred or sold, any perpetual use rights are transferred to the new party and the seller can no longer use the software. Generally, MSDN subscriptions that do not provide perpetual use rights include: MSDN subscriptions purchased through Enterprise Agreement Subscription, Open Value Subscription, Campus Agreement, or other “subscription” Volume Licensing programs MSDN subscriptions offered through the Microsoft Partner Network to competency partners and Visual Studio Professional subscriptions offered to Microsoft Action Pack partners. In the above cases, subscribers can no longer use any software provided through the MSDN subscription after it expires.


    Thanks,
    Sowmya

    MSDN Subscriptions Feedback

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:43 PM