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Footnotes:

  1. Includes Tier Interaction Profiling.
  2. Read-Only.
  3. Can open diagrams generated in other Visual Studio editions in read-only mode.
  4. Microsoft SharePoint Server is licensed separately.
  5. Microsoft Project and Project Server are licensed separately.
  6. Microsoft System Center is licensed separately.
  7. Usage above your monthly allotment billed to your Microsoft Azure subscription.
  8. Microsoft Azure benefits vary by offering and include cloud use rights for select software. For more information, see the Microsoft Azure site and the Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing white paper. Pricing displayed in US dollars. View other currencies.
  9. Offers vary by subscription level. For more information, see Special Offers for MSDN Subscribers.
  10. Per subscription term.
  11. Available through November 18, 2016 or while supplies last. MPN, BizSpark, and DreamSpark subscribers do not receive Pluralsight benefits with their MSDN subscription.
  12. Enterprise organizations are defined as >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue.
  13. Free for the first 5 users, see Visual Studio Team Services product page for details.
  14. Requires installation of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 that are available at RTM.
  15. Activate before 8/11/2016. Includes six month subscription, including upgrades and community support. Not available with BizSpark, DreamSpark or MCT subscriptions.
  16. 25% Xamarin Test Cloud Discount for VS Enterprise subscribers.
  17. No usage restrictions for Visual Studio Professional subscribers. Enterprise features available for Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers.
  18. Visual Studio Professional and Enterprise subscribers are able to access additional on-demand Xamarin University classes and materials beyond those included with the Dev Essentials program.
  19. To access free benefits, you need to sign up for Visual Studio Dev Essentials.

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