Part of the from the Microsoft Licensing team.Visual Studio 2013 was released in October 2013 and remains Microsoft’s flagship application development suite. As there is so much more to VS 2013 than just a set of development tools, the licensing can be a little daunting.
A good guide can be and I’ll try to summarise the main points and products in this post.What’s the Difference between Visual Studio and MSDN?Visual Studio (VS) came into play in the mid-nineties when it brought together development tools such as Visual Basic, Visual C and Visual FoxPro (whom I had the pleasure of working for many years ago). Visual Studio has since grown in capability from its core development capabilities, much like the Office suite, and now covers roles right across the Software Development Lifecycle. The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is a subscription programme that builds on VS and extends it to include access to Microsoft products (current and previous), technical support, training, forums, developer access to Azure and Office 365 and much more.How do you buy Visual Studio?There are free offerings of Visual Studio components which generally offer a subset of the higher editions and also the recently announced edition. There are also two MSDN subscriptions that don’t include Visual Studio but are a good fit for individuals involved in the development and test process without needing access to any of the Visual Studio tooling.The recommended way for organisations to licence Visual Studio is through an.
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The options range from Professional to Premium to Ultimate, each increasing in capability. The Test Professional edition is a specialist IDE designed for software testers and it will not support development. A comparison chart can be found.Each of the four MSDN Subscriptions above are available through all the VL programmes (Open, EES, EA, etc.) as well as full packaged product (FPP) and online through Microsoft.