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Can we use Visual Studio Evaluation Version within an Organisation?

    Question

  • Hello,

    I am working in a Limited Company. I just want to know if we can download evaluation version of Visual Studio 2015 within the organization. Will this be violation of any policy? Is there any restriction regarding commercial or non commercial use for Evaluation Version ?

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31 AM

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  • Hi Pratik Misshra1234,

    As far as I know, there is no limitation of downloading the Visual Studio 2015. But you need to follow the license policy of Visual Studio.

    Individual license. If you are an individual working on your own applications to sell or for any other purpose, you may use the software to develop and test those applications.

    Organization licenses. If you are an organization, your users may use the software as follows:  Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test your applications released under Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved open source software licenses.

    1. Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio extensions and Xamarin Component Store or Visual Studio Marketplace components.

    2. Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test your applications as part of online or in person classroom training and education, or for performing academic research.

    3. If none of the above apply, and you are also not an enterprise (defined below), then up to 5 of your individual users can use the software concurrently to develop and test your applications.

    4. If you are an enterprise, your employees and contractors may not use the software to develop or test your applications, except for open source and education purposes as permitted above. An "enterprise" is any organization and its affiliates who collectively have either (a) more than 250 computers or users or (b) more than one million US dollars (or the equivalent in other currencies) in annual revenues, and "affiliates" means those entities that control (via majority ownership), are controlled by, or are under common control with an organization.

    Reference:

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/mt171547.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao


    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:51 AM
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