Product key for Visual Studio 2012


  • Hi,

    Our company need a license and key for Visual Studio 2012 to be able to edit forms we’ve previously created with InfoPath. (Later versions of Visual Studio are incompatible.)

    Our Microsoft account manager sold us Visual Studio Professional with MSDN which comes with Software Assurance. She said that you can use earlier versions of the product with the Software Assurance.

    So I installed VS 2015 and it is licenced through my email login - not with a product key. I have spent hours on the phone with Microsoft and still waiting for an answer as to how I use this to licence my Visual Studio 2012 trial version. They don't seem to know and neither does our Microsoft Account Manager? As you can imagine this is very frustrating.

    So how do I get a product key to licence Visual Studio 2012? All links to purchase the product through the Microsoft websites, take you to the Visual Studio Professional with MSDN product which we have purchased.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:37 AM

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  • Hi SMM06,

    Thank you for your post.

    For your question:

    >>how do I get a product key to license Visual Studio 2012?

    1. Please go to the following website, sign in with your MSDN subscription e-mail account, check which VS edition you have right to use:

    2. If you have the right of using VS 2012,  please enter the product key to apply to your VS license.

    Because the VS signing in account function just started from VS 2013. We couldn't sign in with Microsoft account in VS 2012.

    3. If you still find you don't have the product key , you could contact Visual Studio Subscriptions Customer Service Centers here for a dedicated support:

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    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:03 AM