Visual Studio Purchasing Options

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Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams. Drive quality and collaboration throughout the development process.
Learn more about Visual Studio Professional

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: C5E-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)
Need more information on Visual Studio licensing? Consult our licensing white paper
An integrated, end-to-end solution for teams of any size with demanding quality and scale needs.
Learn more about Visual Studio Enterprise

Standard Subscription

Cloud Subscriptions

Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN Annual Monthly
Purchasing Channels Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs (resellers) and Microsoft Store Visual Studio Marketplace (requires an Azure subscription for billing)
Subscription Term 12 months (Microsoft Store)
24 months (Open License program)
36 months (other Volume Licensing programs)
12 months 1 month
Licensing Terms Perpetual 1 Non-perpetual
Team Collaboration Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account, plus a TFS user CAL Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account with the Test Manager extension, plus a TFS user CAL
Subscriber Benefits Full Benefits Full Benefits None
Pricing Microsoft Store:

$5,999

Buy now

$2,569

Renew

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

Buy new: MX3-00098

Renew: MX3-00100

$2,999/yr

Buy now

$250/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)
Need more information on Visual Studio licensing? Consult our licensing white paper

Xamarin Test Cloud

Mobile testing made easy
Find bugs before you ship with automated tests running on the devices your customers use. You can test everything your users can do, from pinching and swiping to double-tapping and scrolling. Find performance problems on any OS automatically with step-by step memory and performance tracking. Beautiful reports make it easy to know when you’re ready for launch.
Users
Users

Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN

Drive quality and collaboration throughout the development process.
Buy now
or
Renew
If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:* Buy new: L5D-00143 Renew: L5D-00146

Team Foundation Server

An enterprise-grade server for teams to share code, track work, and ship software — for any language, all in a single package. It’s the perfect complement to your IDE.
With Team Foundation Server, you license the server and the users connecting to the server. Users who only need access to work items are free, and other users need a user CAL (client access license) for access to most features in Team Foundation Server.
Each Visual Studio subscription includes a server license and one user CAL for Team Foundation Server, making this one of the best ways to acquire Team Foundation Server. You can also acquire TFS CALs by purchasing users in your Visual Studio Team Services account.
Download trial
Users

MSDN Platforms

Software, services, support, and training – MSDN Platforms gives IT Operations staff and Java developers access to a wide range of resources that help your organization succeed without the incremental cost Visual Studio.
If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:* Buy new: 3VU-00077 Renew: 3VU-00079
Need more information on Visual Studio licensing? Consult our licensing white paper

Professional

Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams. Drive quality and collaboration throughout the development process.
Learn more about Visual Studio Professional

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)
Need more information on Visual Studio licensing? Consult our licensing white paper

Enterprise

An integrated, end-to-end solution for teams of any size with demanding quality and scale needs.
Learn more about Visual Studio Enterprise

Standard Subscription

Cloud Subscriptions

Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN Annual Monthly
Purchasing Channels Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs (resellers) and Microsoft Store Visual Studio Marketplace (requires an Azure subscription for billing)
Subscription Term 12 months (Microsoft Store) 24 months (Open License program) 36 months (other Volume Licensing programs) 12 months 1 month
Licensing Terms Perpetual 1 Non-perpetual
Team Collaboration Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account, plus a TFS user CAL Access to any Visual Studio Team Services account with the Test Manager extension, plus a TFS user CAL
Subscriber Benefits Full Benefits Full Benefits None
Pricing Microsoft Store:

$5,999

Buy now

$2,569

Renew

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

Buy new: MX3-00098

Renew: MX3-00100

$2,999/yr

Buy now

$250/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)
Need more information on Visual Studio licensing? Consult our licensing white paper

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Xamarin Test Cloud

Mobile testing made easy
Find bugs before you ship with automated tests running on the devices your customers use. You can test everything your users can do, from pinching and swiping to double-tapping and scrolling. Find performance problems on any OS automatically with step-by step memory and performance tracking. Beautiful reports make it easy to know when you’re ready for launch.
Users
Users

Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN

Drive quality and collaboration throughout the development process.
Buy now
or
Renew
If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:* Buy new: L5D-00143 Renew: L5D-00146

Team Foundation Server

An enterprise-grade server for teams to share code, track work, and ship software — for any language, all in a single package. It’s the perfect complement to your IDE.
With Team Foundation Server, you license the server and the users connecting to the server. Users who only need access to work items are free, and other users need a user CAL (client access license) for access to most features in Team Foundation Server.
Each Visual Studio subscription includes a server license and one user CAL for Team Foundation Server, making this one of the best ways to acquire Team Foundation Server. You can also acquire TFS CALs by purchasing users in your Visual Studio Team Services account.
Download trial
Users
Users

MSDN Platforms

Software, services, support, and training – MSDN Platforms gives IT Operations staff and Java developers access to a wide range of resources that help your organization succeed without the incremental cost Visual Studio.
If you purchase through a local reseller in the Microsoft Open License program, please request the following part numbers:* Buy new: 3VU-00077 Renew: 3VU-00079

Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers

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Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams

Free trial

End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes

Free trial