Microsoft published a whitepaper entitled “Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing,” which can be grabbed from the Microsoft Download Center free of charge. This white paper provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2010 product line and the licensing requirements for those products in common deployment scenarios.
For a definitive guide to licensing terms and conditions for products licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing, see the Microsoft Licensing Product Use Rights (PUR) document and applicable licensing agreements. For retail customers the license terms are specified in the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) included with your product or with your MSDN subscription.
Visual Studio 2010 provides a comprehensive, highly flexible set of application life-cycle management (ALM) tools. With the introduction of Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft made significant changes to simplify decision-making for customers and make products more accessible.
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