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Visual Studio 2019 Pro license (non-subscription based) RRS feed

  • Question

  • This may be a silly question, or maybe someone had already answered it, but here goes.

    Can a Visual Studio 2019 Pro license (non-subscription based) be used on either my desktop or my laptop, or do I have to buy one for each machine? I ask because I thought the license was user-based, not machine based. More over, I have licenses for VS2017 and VS2013, and they allow me  to use VS2013/2017 under a single license on either machine provided I am logged in as "me".

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:29 PM

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  • The Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper states:

    "All Visual Studio subscriptions and Visual Studio Professional are licensed on a per-user basis. Each licensed user may install and use the software on any number of devices to design, develop, test, and demonstrate their programs."

    So Pro being a per user license is formally documented.


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    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:42 PM
  • Hi davejp777,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Thanks for the reply of Darran Rowe.

    >>Can a Visual Studio 2019 Pro license (non-subscription based) be used on either my desktop or my laptop, or do I have to buy one for each machine? 

    ## Yes, Visual Studio 2019 Professional license is user-based. If you have had a license of Visual Studio 2019 Professional, you could use the license on both desktop and laptop by using the same account. So I suppose you don’t need to separately purchase for each machine.

    In addition, for your confusion, it can also be described in Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper: ” All Visual Studio subscriptions and Visual Studio Professional are licensed on a per-user basis. Each licensed user may install and use the software on any number of devices to design, develop, test, and demonstrate their programs.

    Hope all above will help you and any feedback will be expected. 

    Best Regards,

    Anna


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    Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:29 AM
  • Hi davejp777,

    >> Can a Visual Studio 2019 Pro license (non-subscription based) be used on either my desktop or my laptop, or do I have to buy one for each machine?

    ## To confirm this, I recommend you can also directly call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detailed information about the license from there.

    Hope this could help you.

    Sincerely,

    Tianyu


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    Friday, December 13, 2019 9:03 AM
  • Hi davejp777,

    What about your issue now?

    Are our suggestions useful for you to solve your issue?

    If you have any more Visual Studio General Questions issues in the future, please feel free to let us know.

    Have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Anna



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    Friday, December 13, 2019 10:25 AM
  • Hi friend,

    Did your issue solve?

    The visual studio license is related to your vs account not the machine, so if you have many agents, you can use your license on all of them. And remember that VS2013 license can only use in VS2013 and VS2017 license can only be used in VS2017.

    So if you have any concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Perry


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    Friday, January 3, 2020 10:21 AM