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License Information Clarification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We had bought Visual Studio Professional with MSDN license four years ago for Visual Studio Ultimate 2012. We had renewed license around 2015. I would like to know if I can now upgrade VS ultimate 2012 to 2013 for free and if my license will still hold good? Also is it possible to use my license in floating model - like rotating same license across multiple boxes? Please help

    Thanks,

    Krupa


    Thanks, Krupa

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:13 AM

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  • Hi,

    With a Visual Studio with MSDN subscription you can use all versions of Visual Studio (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, etc.) as long as they are still available to download.

    Visual Studio with MSDN subscription is licensed per-user, so one user can install the software on all the computers that she uses. But another user would require a separate license.

    For complete details see:

    Visual Studio 2017 Licensing White Paper

    https://www.visualstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Visual-Studio-2017-Licensing-Whitepaper-March-2017.pdf


    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

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:02 AM
  • Hi Krupa,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

     >>I would like to know if I can now upgrade VS ultimate 2012 to 2013 for free and if my license will still hold good?

    No, Visual Studio 2013 doesn’t install on top of Visual Studio 2012, they are two standalone productions. So you need to pay for visual studio 2013.

    >>Also is it possible to use my license in floating model - like rotating same license across multiple boxes? Please help

    Visual Studio is licensed per user, you can have one installation on your laptop and another on your desktop as long as they are both used by you only.

    Best regards,

    Joyce  


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    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:05 AM
  • Hi Krupa,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    To know the detail benefit of your VS professional with MSDN subscription (now called Visual Studio subscriptions), please access this support page: https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/support/ under Contact Us!, click ‘Account, Subscription and Billing Support’ and select the Issue and Country, then call or directly consult the support engineers,  since our forum is to discuss the VS IDE and cannot access or check your VS subscription benefits, sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    BTW, you can also have a look at your Product Keys page: https://my.visualstudio.com/productkeys and check if there have available VS product Keys or not.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:24 AM
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