Visual Studio Professional is an integrated development environment (IDE) for individual developers and small teams. It supports development of applications for Windows, SharePoint, the cloud, or web and mobile-device platforms.
This donation provides one license and a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). The MSDN subscription includes a server license for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and one CAL. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Use Rights for specific licensing details.
You can choose to download the current or previous version of the software in any language that's available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre if you request this product. You can find out which version of the software is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.
If you have software development experience, you can use Visual Studio to:
For organisations that do not need the full functionality of Visual Studio, Microsoft offers free, downloadable Express editions.
This version of Visual Studio includes a two-year subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). Visit the Microsoft site to learn which MSDN benefits this product includes.
To activate the MSDN subscription, you must perform an additional step while retrieving your license keys from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website: click Subscriptions in the VLSC menu bar and follow the MSDN link to enter information about the subscribing user. When the process is complete, the user will receive an email with a subscriber ID and directions to the MSDN website.
Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Centre and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.
The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from Connecting Up after requesting this product.
Expect two emails:
Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.