Upgrade Visual Studio 2015, transition from Visual Studio 2013
NOTE: This page is no longer relevant: we have retained it for reference purposes.
It applied up to September 2015
- All active Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN and Visual Studio Premium with MSDN subscribers as at the release of Visual Studio 2015, will be automatically upgraded to Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN.
This applies equally to customers who purchased the licenses and to customers who received the licenses through different programs like BizSpark and the Microsoft Partner Network.
- This will be a significant upgrade for Visual Studio Premium with MSDN subscribers, providing them access to all the capabilities of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015, increased monthly credits for Microsoft Azure usage, and increased Pluralsight training benefits.
- Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers will be able to continue enjoying all their current benefits as well as the new capabilities offered in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015.
- There is no transition for MSDN Operating Systems subscribers.
At expiration of their subscription term, MSDN OS subscribers are eligible to renew to Visual Studio Professional with MSDN (paying the renewal price, not the higher new price). The incremental benefits customers will get when renewing to Visual Studio Professional with MSDN from MSDN OS include:
- The Visual Studio Professional Integrated Development Environment. (IDE)
- SQL Server for Development & Testing
- Team Foundation Server and a TFS CAL
- $50 credit/month in Azure
- Visual Studio Online access (Basic)
- Pluralsight training
All other MSDN subscriptions continue normally.