Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 support ends 2017

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The extended support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 ends October 10th, 2017. This includes the following Microsoft Visual Studio products:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Desktop
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows 10
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Express
  • Release Management for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

It is highly recommended to update affected systems before those dates.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Subscription available

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Microsoft has launched Visual Studio 2017 Subscription, which replaces Visual Studio with MSDN. The most important change is the fact that the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) moniker has been deemphasized: what used to be called “Visual Studio with MSDN” is now called “a Visual Studio Subscription”. This subscription label may cause confusion because it suggests a lack of perpetual use rights. Fortunately, though, this new offer continues to offer the same perpetual use rights as before. A comparison of the Visual Studio 2015 with MSDN and Visual Studio 2017 Subscription use rights reveals no changes worth mentioning, and pricing has not changed either.

Visit https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/pricing/ for a detailed overview of the Visual Studio Subscriptions.

Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with Microsoft Developer Network Step-up Promo until June 30, 2016

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Until June 30, 2016, Microsoft will offer a 25% discount for the Step-up to Visual Studio Enterprise from Visual Studio Professional or from Visual Studio Test Professional. Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 will now include Xamarin’s advanced enterprise capabilities to help you build cross-platform applications faster than ever before. Continue reading Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with Microsoft Developer Network Step-up Promo until June 30, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition

On March 31, 2016, the SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is being discontinued as a paid Volume Licensing program offering and instead, will be made available as part of the free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.

SQL Server Developer Edition license offerings will no longer be sold in Volume Licensing and starting April 1, 2016, the software can be downloaded at the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015 Price Increase in Service Provider Licensing Agreement

Microsoft will increase Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices to properly establish Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) prices relative to Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in other Volume Licensing programs.  Beginning January 1, 2016 there will be a 68% price increase for Visual Studio Professional monthly subscription prices in Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA).

 

Microsoft Visual Studio Step-up Promotion

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Between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014, Microsoft will offer a 30% discount on

  • Step-Up from Visual Studio Pro with MSDN to Visual Studio Premium with MSDN and
  • Step-Up from Visual Studio Premium with MSDN to Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN

to customers with active Software Assurance coverage and purchasing these products via Enterprise Volume Licensing. Continue reading Microsoft Visual Studio Step-up Promotion