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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I wanted to know if the Preview/ CTP or RC versions of Visual Studio or Team Foundation Server can be deployed on Cloud?

    Thanks

    Mariam

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:10 AM

Answers

  • Licensing doesn't specify normally if you can install software on physical hardware, virtual hardware, or cloud. All of them count as machines for licensing.

    What licensing specifies is usage for number of developers and environments such development, testing, production, etc.

    For example, Visual Studio 2017 Preview cannot be used to build shipping applications. See FAQ Entry "May I build production apps": https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/

    See detailed legal stuff here: https://www.visualstudio.com/license-terms/


    My portal and blog about VSX: http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSExtensibility; MZ-Tools productivity extension for Visual Studio: https://www.mztools.com

    • Proposed as answer by Carlos J. Quintero Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by mariam15 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:18 AM
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:42 AM
  • Hi Mariam,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Preview/ CTP edition: If you are a Visual Studio enthusiast you’ll want to get your hands on the latest pre-release Visual Studio Preview that contains innovations, bug fixes, and platform support not yet in Visual Studio. Your feedback will help ensure we release only the best. All new tools and platform support will be first released to “Preview”.

    RC edition: RC stands for "Release Candidate", it is the final step before the official release. After Microsoft release RTM edition, RC should be updated to RTM.

    As Carlos said, it is not supported if you want to deploy app to cloud on Preview/ CTP or RC edition for commercial purposes.

    Best regards,

    Joyce


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.

    Friday, August 4, 2017 2:52 AM

All replies

  • Licensing doesn't specify normally if you can install software on physical hardware, virtual hardware, or cloud. All of them count as machines for licensing.

    What licensing specifies is usage for number of developers and environments such development, testing, production, etc.

    For example, Visual Studio 2017 Preview cannot be used to build shipping applications. See FAQ Entry "May I build production apps": https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/

    See detailed legal stuff here: https://www.visualstudio.com/license-terms/


    My portal and blog about VSX: http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSExtensibility; MZ-Tools productivity extension for Visual Studio: https://www.mztools.com

    • Proposed as answer by Carlos J. Quintero Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by mariam15 Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:18 AM
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:42 AM
  • Hi Mariam,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Preview/ CTP edition: If you are a Visual Studio enthusiast you’ll want to get your hands on the latest pre-release Visual Studio Preview that contains innovations, bug fixes, and platform support not yet in Visual Studio. Your feedback will help ensure we release only the best. All new tools and platform support will be first released to “Preview”.

    RC edition: RC stands for "Release Candidate", it is the final step before the official release. After Microsoft release RTM edition, RC should be updated to RTM.

    As Carlos said, it is not supported if you want to deploy app to cloud on Preview/ CTP or RC edition for commercial purposes.

    Best regards,

    Joyce


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.

    Friday, August 4, 2017 2:52 AM
  • Thanks Joyce!
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:18 AM
  • Thanks Carlos!

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:19 AM