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May we use the Visual Studio Community Edition?

We are a small company with two employees and are developing our own software which we sell to customers but are also making changes to applications owned by other customers. Our annual revenue is very well less than 1 million usd.

Are we allowed to use the Visual Studio Community Edition or do we have to purchase at least the Professional Edition?

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TianyuSun-MSFT answered

Hi @thetank7 ,

Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

To confirm this, please directly call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.(Pacific Time) and speak to a Microsoft licensing specialist.

Besides, in my opinion, here is the VISUAL STUDIO COMMUNITY 2022 LICENSE, since you work for your company, you may check Organizational License, if you are not an "enterprise":

An "enterprise" is any organization and its affiliates who collectively have either (a) more than 250 PCs or users or (b) one million U.S. dollars (or the equivalent in other currencies) in annual revenues, and "affiliates" means those entities that control (via majority ownership), are controlled by, or are under common control with an organization.

And you can refer to b. -> vi. license term.

If none of the above apply, and you are also not an enterprise (defined below), then up to 5 of your individual users can use the software concurrently to develop and test your applications.

Have a great day.

Best Regards,
Tianyu


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