Visual Studio Purchasing Options

Visual Studio Professional

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Standalone License Standard Subscription Cloud Subscriptions
Visual Studio Professional 2015 Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Annual Monthly
Purchasing Channels

Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs (resellers) and Microsoft Store

Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs (resellers) and Microsoft Store

Visual Studio Marketplace (requires an Azure subscription for billing)

Subscription Term

N/A

12 months (Microsoft Store)
24 months (Open License program)
36 months (other Volume Licensing programs)

12 months

1 month

Licensing Terms

Perpetual 1

Perpetual 1

Non-perpetual

Team Collaboration

None, though creating a Visual Studio Team Services account is free for 5 users

Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account, plus a TFS user CAL

Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account, plus a TFS user CAL

Subscriber Benefits

None

Full Benefits

Full Benefits

None

Pricing

Microsoft Store:

$499

Buy now

If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:*

Buy License: CSE-01235

Microsoft Store:

$1,199

Buy now

$799

Renew

If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:*

Buy new: 77D-00092
Renew: 77D-00095

 

$539/yr

Buy now

 

$45/mo

Buy now

*Buy from a local reseller: Visual Studio subscriptions sold in Open License last 2 years. (Minimum purchase: 1 subscription or 5 Visual Studio Professional 2015 licenses.)

1Perpetual license terms: while all non-software benefits expire, you can continue using the software after subscription expiration (except for purchases in Enterprise Subscription Agreement, Open Value Subscription, and Campus Agreement programs)

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