Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Professional

SKU: LS-41318
Awaiting organisation qualification
Title Group:

Visual Studio  Professional Edition is an integrated development environment (IDE) for individual developers and small teams who build applications that operate on Microsoft Windows, in Microsoft SharePoint, in the cloud, or on Microsoft's web and mobile-device platforms.

This donation provides one license and a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).


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. You can find out which version of the software is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document.

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
    • Visual C#
    • Visual C++
    • JavaScript
    • Visual F#
    • Develop for Windows 8:
      • 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 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 Express Editions

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


Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Subscription

This version of Visual Studio includes a two-year subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). MSDN provides access to Microsoft operating systems and software, development kits, and the MSDN Library. Access is via the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site and through regular CD or DVD shipments.


Technical support includes:


  • Unlimited use of MSDN Managed Newsgroups with guaranteed response times of two business days
  • Unlimited access to MSDN Online Concierge for nontechnical questions regarding use of the MSDN site
  • Two phone-based support incidents


Acquiring MSDN

To activate the MSDN subscription, you must perform an additional step while retrieving your license keys from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website. To activate an MSDN subscription, 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

Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. The license key allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for.


Expect three emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, Techsoup Sverige will send a message to your organization email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
  3. Techsoup Sverige will send an email with information about managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.


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.

Pris: 522kr


  • 1.6-GHz (or higher) processor
  • 1 GB or more RAM; additional 512 MB if running in a virtual machine
  • 10 GB available hard-disk space
  • 5,400-rpm hard drive
  • 1024x768-pixel or higher-resolution display with DirectX 9–capable video card
  • DVD drive if installing from disc



  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only); Windows Server 2012 (64-bit only)