VS2013 is go live, but not really... RRS feed

  • Question

  • According to the EULA, section 3, you can't use the 2013 preview release in commerce transactions:

    d.    Commerce Transactions.  You may not use the software to design, develop, test or demonstrate programs that conduct e-commerce transactions (exchange of goods or services by means of the Internet or other computer networks), including without limitation any shipping, credit card, monetary or other banking transactions.

    This seems contradictory to the statement on the product info page about it meeting high standards and being deemed good enough to use it in production environments:

    Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET Framework 4.5.1 Preview meet our high standards for pre-release software, so we support application design, development, test, and deployment in both test and production environments. 

    So, what's the real story?

    • Edited by Alan M. _ Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:30 PM title spelling mistake
    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:29 PM


All replies

  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    What is ‘EULA’? Where do you see ‘you can't use the 2013 preview release in commerce transactions’? Maybe you can post the link here so that we can further look at this issue.

    If it is from the third-party website, I suggest that you try to consult there. The third party product is out of our support range.

    Best regards,

    Amanda Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    Thursday, July 4, 2013 7:55 AM
  • What is ‘EULA’? Where do you see ‘you can't use the 2013 preview release in commerce transactions’? 

    EULA - end user license agreement. It's a file installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\premium\1033\License.htm and that you can view after having completed the installation.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 4:44 PM
  • As my personal point of view, the two statements are rational. The former may mean that it is not recommended to design, develop, test or demonstrate programs which conduct e-commerce transactions using 2013 preview release since VS2013 preview is just going live and maybe there are some shortage and something which need to optimize.

    The latter should represent the feature of VS2013 preview release. You can use it at application design, development, test, and deployment.

    • Marked as answer by Amanda ZhuModerator Monday, July 15, 2013 6:39 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Alan M. _ Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:43 PM
    Friday, July 5, 2013 5:14 AM
  • Thank you for your comment. In response, the section in question has been clarified.
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:09 AM