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Outlines major licensing and packaging changes to Exchange Server.


Outlines major modifications to the Windows client OS’s license model and rules, edition and SKU lineup, and other changes.


The term Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is mostly phased out as a brand name but remains in common use as an informal way to describe Microsoft’s various developer and test related offerings and activities.


The term Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is mostly phased out as a brand name but remains in common use as an informal way to describe Microsoft’s various developer and test related offerings and activities.


A discontinued MSDN offering targeting operations personnel managing test labs and Windows developers who did not need a Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE); replaced by MSDN Platforms.


Per-user license covering non-production use of a broad array of Microsoft products; targets operations personnel who support developers and test labs, developers who do not need a Visual Studio IDE, and IT professionals involved with evaluation and troubleshooting.


The brand name used for both fee-based and free application development tools and related on-premises and online services offerings used to design, develop, and test commercial and in-house applications.


An integrated development environment (IDE) used to design, develop, debug, and test commercial and in-house applications, usually running in conjunction with Microsoft software or online services; licensed under the Developer Tools License Model.


Licenses testing tools along with non-production use of a broad array of Microsoft software and online services; targets personnel involved with software test planning, authoring, execution, and tracking. Renamed Apr. 2017; see Visual Studio Test Professional Subscription for in-depth entry.


Summary of SA (Software Assurance) benefits associated with Visual Studio and MSDN-related licenses, organized by high and low value benefits