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Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Professional (Includes Software Assurance)

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SKU: LS-41318
Price: £58.00 + VAT

Description

Description

Visual Studio Professional is an integrated development environment (IDE) for individual developers and small teams. It supports development of applications for Windows, SharePoint, the cloud, or web and mobile-device platforms.

This donation provides one license and a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). The MSDN subscription includes a server license for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and one CAL. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Terms for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current or previous version of the software in any language that's available through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center if you request this product.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have software development experience, you can use Visual Studio to:

  • Develop custom applications for use in your organization
  • Develop mobile and web applications for use by your constituents and donors

Major Capabilities

  • Use major programming languages:
    • Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, and F#
  • Develop for Windows 10:
    • Use default project templates that provide the files, resources, and structure for various kinds of Windows Store apps
    • Use various tools to debug, optimize, and publish apps
  • Develop for the web:
    • Edit HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in their own editors
    • Test the same page, application, or site in a variety of browsers
    • Develop web applications against a server identical to Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Develop for the cloud:
    • Develop, deploy, and test applications and services for Windows Azure
    • Use profiling tools to identify the possible causes of poor performance
    • Use Visual Studio LightSwitch templates to implement common application logic
  • Develop for SharePoint:
    • Accelerate project development with project templates and design tools
    • Ensure that sites function correctly with testing and optimization facilities
    • Use a deployment wizard to package a SharePoint site and upload it to a web server

Free Editions

For organizations that do not need the full functionality of Visual Studio, Microsoft offers free, downloadable editions.

Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Subscription

This version of Visual Studio includes a two-year subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). Visit the Microsoft site to learn which MSDN benefits this product includes.

To activate the MSDN subscription, you must perform an additional step while retrieving your license keys from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre website: click Subscriptions in the VLSC menu bar and follow the MSDN link to enter information about the subscribing user. When the process is complete, the user will receive an email with a subscriber ID and directions to the MSDN website.

Obtaining This Product

Microsoft will send licensing information to the organizational email address on your account. You must verify that the organizational email is correct on the MY ORGANIZATION tab on your My Account page. If this email address is incorrect, please email us to update it BEFORE completing your donation request.

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Centre and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from Charity Digital Exchange after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, Charity Digital Exchange will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from Charity Digital Exchange to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

 

Requirements

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:
  • Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-license maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups (see below for more details)
  • A maximum of five server products, regardless of title group (see below for more details)
  • There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.