Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 provides a comprehensive, highly flexible set of Application Lifecycle 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, including: Simplified product naming and development tool options. Changes to MSDN subscriptions to align with the new development tools. Introduction of a new product for software testers. Introduction of functionality for lab management. Improvements to licensing terms for Team Foundation Server and load testing. The remainder of this paper provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2010 product line and the licensing requirements for those products in common deployment scenarios.