I did my due diligence and read the licensing agreements mentioned below for both products, and there seems to be nothing that prevents small businesses from using these products to make commercial products such as websites, etc. Remember that we don`t redistribute any of the actual components, we only use Visual Studio as IDE and we could very well switch to another free software like SharpDevelop. From what I can read in the following JLA for MS VS Community 2017: Please be sure to click «Mark in Response» the answers that solved your problem and click «See in Response» if not. This can be beneficial for other members of the community who read this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN support, please contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com. Once your company has met the requirements, the Visual Studio community can be used for the remaining 4 developers. Take a look at Microsoft`s Action Pack, which should allow small businesses to join the MPN, and it includes 5 Visual Studio Team and IUR users for other software products. It also works cheaper to run 5 users on E3 than buying 5 E3 licenses. >>I run a small start-up (13 people including my partner) with 7. NET developers, including me and I have 3 professional Licenses From Visual Studio, can I download and use Visual Studio Community Edition for the remaining 4 developers?.

If you are invited to license your community publishing facility, you may need to log in to unlock the FDI. Follow the instructions here. These guys who claim to be from M.S( I guess they are Microsoft resellers) and harass me and threaten me with lawsuits, I want to know if what they say is actually true, because buying 4 licenses immediately is pretty expensive for me. I read the CGs and it is mentioned that organizations that are not companies can use community publishing if they are not a business for 5 simultaneous users. I have to say I`m in India. Thanks for the answer, I was curious about a few things, is it because my company has more than 5 developers?. Since I only use community publishing for 3 users, one user has installed Visual Studio Express 2015 and the other 3 have professional licenses from Visual Studio. Although this topic is quite controversial, since I decided to buy 4 licenses, there is something that actually prevents us from using Express editions to save money?. Mike, why does he have too many developers for community publishing? I haven`t looked at Express licenses for a while, but I know they`re crippled when it comes to debugging and creating code with more than one language. by horusporcus on September 6, 2017 at 04:47 UTC 1st Post All Visual Studio and Visual Studio Professional subscriptions are licensed per user. Each licensed user can install and use the software on any number of devices to design, develop, test and demonstrate their programs.

Most subscription software can also be run in Microsoft Azure VMs. Visual Studio subscriptions also allow the licensed user to evaluate the software and simulate customer environments to diagnose problems with your programs. Anyone who uses the software in this way must also have a license. www.visualstudio.com/license-terms/mt171547/ organizational licenses. If you are an organization, your users can use the software as follows: The reason I ask is because I have been doing it for 2 years. My job is to create small sites for foreign and local companies, my annual turnover is less than USD 1 million and I have about 18 PCS in total, some M.S. guys claim to insist that we can`t use the community version for business development and that, if we do, the revenue from the same thing has to be shared with Microsoft. I run a small start-up company (13 people including my partner) with 7.

NET developers, including me and I have 3 professional Licenses From Visual Studio, can I download and use Visual Studio Community Edition for the remaining 4 developers?.