Visual Studio-MSDN
Licensing Demystified
Disclaimer


This video is intended for informal use to help you understand the current
                         (Dec 2008...
The 3 Basics


 There are 3 things to understand when
considering Visual Studio licensing options:
The 3 Basics

 There are 3 things to understand when
considering Visual Studio licensing options:



             #1 = the...
The 3 Basics

      There are 3 things to understand when
     considering Visual Studio licensing options:


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The 3 Basics

     There are 3 things to understand when
    considering Visual Studio licensing options:

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The 3 Basics

     There are 3 things to understand when
    considering Visual Studio licensing options:




#1 = Server ...
Now let’s quickly understand licensing via a
             practical example.

Fictitious company FooBar’s IT staff consist...
# 1 = Server (TFS)

FooBar likes the features in TFS and decides to buy it.
They need 1 License of TFS.

They can buy this...
# 2 = Clients
FooBar decides to get each of their 8 developers, 4 testers and
4 architects a copy of Visual Studio Team Su...
Ok, what next?
Now that FooBar has the server license (1) and the Visual Studio client
            licenses (16), let’s re...
What about the analysts & managers?
 For those individuals who do not write code but need
   access to TFS in order to col...
Done yet?

Yes, done with the server & client licenses.
So let’s move to #3 – software assurance or
           MSDN for Vi...
#3 = MSDN
 Each Visual Studio client (not server) can be purchased with
                              MSDN.

          MSD...
MSDN
                                     Microsoft Developer Network
                            Software Assurance for V...
Here’s another look
      “License”              “Software Assurance”
Visual Studio Team Suite       MSDN Premium

Visual ...
Final Picture of Options

                            Team Suite (L) with MSDN Premium
                                   ...
Closing Remarks
 Licensing is complicated and this self-service video is
        intended to simplify things. Certain prod...
FooBar’s IT staff
    lived happily ever after.


                       16x Visual Studio Team System Team Suite
        ...
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Visual Studio MSDN Licensing Tutorial

  1. 1. Visual Studio-MSDN Licensing Demystified
  2. 2. Disclaimer This video is intended for informal use to help you understand the current (Dec 2008) licensing options. Please consult the official Visual Studio website at www.microsoft.com/visualstudio for the latest and most accurate info, or contact either a Microsoft reseller or Microsoft Sales Professional.
  3. 3. The 3 Basics There are 3 things to understand when considering Visual Studio licensing options:
  4. 4. The 3 Basics There are 3 things to understand when considering Visual Studio licensing options: #1 = the server (Team Foundation Server = TFS)
  5. 5. The 3 Basics There are 3 things to understand when considering Visual Studio licensing options: #2 = Clients (Visual Studio clients) #1 = Server
  6. 6. The 3 Basics There are 3 things to understand when considering Visual Studio licensing options: #3 = Software Assurance (MSDN) #1 = Server #2 = Clients
  7. 7. The 3 Basics There are 3 things to understand when considering Visual Studio licensing options: #1 = Server #2 = Clients #3 = MSDN
  8. 8. Now let’s quickly understand licensing via a practical example. Fictitious company FooBar’s IT staff consists of: Developers = 8 Architects = 4 Testers = 4 Business Analysts = 6 Managers = 2
  9. 9. # 1 = Server (TFS) FooBar likes the features in TFS and decides to buy it. They need 1 License of TFS. They can buy this with or without software assurance based on their licensing agreement. Each client that will access this server needs a CAL (Client Access License) if they will be reading/writing to the server. Some Visual Studio client products include this CAL – some don’t. So let’s explore the Visual Studio clients now.
  10. 10. # 2 = Clients FooBar decides to get each of their 8 developers, 4 testers and 4 architects a copy of Visual Studio Team Suite. To do this they need a License of Visual Studio Team Suite for each of the above individuals since 1 license only covers 1 individual. So they order 8 + 4 + 4 = 16 Licenses. They may have opted for either of the following as well: 4x Visual Studio Team System Team Suite + 4x Visual Studio Team System Development Edition + 4x Visual Studio Team System Test Edition + 4x Visual Studio Team System Architecture Edition Or 16x Licenses of Visual Studio Professional Or Any combination of the above based on their needs.
  11. 11. Ok, what next? Now that FooBar has the server license (1) and the Visual Studio client licenses (16), let’s revisit the Server-CAL issue (remember, you need a CAL to access TFS). The following products include a CAL for TFS: Visual Studio Team System clients {Team Suite, Architecture edition, Development edition, Test edition, Database edition} Visual Studio Professional does not include a CAL. Since FooBar is buying 16x Team Suite licenses they don’t need to buy CALs for any of these 16 individuals.
  12. 12. What about the analysts & managers? For those individuals who do not write code but need access to TFS in order to collaborate with the rest of the team, they can use Excel, Project or even Internet Explorer in addition to several third-party tools. They need a CAL for TFS if they want read/write access. FooBar needs 8 TFS User CALs to cover the 6 Business Analysts and 2 managers. Also, they can buy these CALs with SA (software assurance).
  13. 13. Done yet? Yes, done with the server & client licenses. So let’s move to #3 – software assurance or MSDN for Visual Studio.
  14. 14. #3 = MSDN Each Visual Studio client (not server) can be purchased with MSDN. MSDN provides 2 benefits (among others): 1. It is the Software Assurance for the Visual Studio product with which it is purchased. 2. It gives you access to several other Microsoft products & services for development and testing purposes. The next screen shows you the 2 types of MSDN subscriptions.
  15. 15. MSDN Microsoft Developer Network Software Assurance for Visual Studio MSDN MSDN Available Professional Premium Available with: Operating Systems Operating Systems with: Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2008 Professional Windows Server System Professional Edition Microsoft SQL Server Edition Microsoft Office 2007* Visual Studio 2008 MSDN Library MSDN Library Team System products Technical Phone Support = 2 Technical Phone Support = 4 Secure Download Area Secure Download Area Managed Newsgroups Managed Newsgroups MSDN Online Concierge MSDN Online Concierge Early Access to Betas/CTPs Early Access to Betas/CTPs
  16. 16. Here’s another look “License” “Software Assurance” Visual Studio Team Suite MSDN Premium Visual Studio Team System Architecture Edition Visual Studio Team System Development Edition MSDN Premium Visual Studio Team System Test Edition Visual Studio Team System Database Edition MSDN Premium Visual Studio Professional MSDN Professional
  17. 17. Final Picture of Options Team Suite (L) with MSDN Premium CAL Team Included Foundation Server Architecture (L) Development (L) Test (L) DB (L) (License + SA) (with MSDN Premium) VS Professional (L) (with MSDN Premium or Pro) CAL not included Excel/Project/ Other clients L = License
  18. 18. Closing Remarks Licensing is complicated and this self-service video is intended to simplify things. Certain products (like Test Load Agent, TFS Workgroup edition, TFS Device CALs etc) were deliberately not included to keep the discussion simple. Please visit www.microsoft.com/visualstudio or contact a Microsoft/Reseller Rep for clarifications and purchases.
  19. 19. FooBar’s IT staff lived happily ever after. 16x Visual Studio Team System Team Suite (with MSDN Premium) 1x TFS with SA 8x TFS User CALs with SA www.iwantVisualStudio.com

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