How to buy Visual Studio

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The primary way to license users of Visual Studio 2013 products is by purchasing the appropriate level MSDN subscription for each user who will be participating in software development projects. Visual Studio products are offered through a variety of retail and volume licensing sales channels. Except for direct purchases through MSDN Subscriptions, Visual Studio Online, or Microsoft Store, license purchases are made through a software reseller.

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Buy a Visual Studio with MSDN subscription online from Microsoft for the fastest access to the software services, and benefits your subscription provides. Select your location for the latest pricing available through Microsoft in your region, which may not reflect all applicable taxes.

To purchase a perpetual license for Visual Studio Professional without an MSDN Subscription, or to purchase Team Foundation Server, visit the Microsoft Store online.
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