The company I work for is a Microsoft Gold Partner with and MSDN subscription, and this includes licenses for the new Visual Studio 2010 released yesterday. As I’ve been singled out to administer Microsoft licenses I dived into the Microsoft Partner site to figure out what licenses we are entitled to use regarding Visual Studio 2010.
This was no easy task I assure you, as most information on the partner site is very general. I vaguely remembered reading somewhere that you as a Certified Partner have 5 licenses for Visual Studio, but did we have more?
After clicking around the partner site for about 15 minutes I stumbled upon a page called: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Announcement. It in turn has a download link to a PowerPoint presentation which outlines your benefits quite clearly.
So by reading the table below I see that we are entitled to using 10 licenses of Visual Studio 2010 Premium.
|Certified Partner||5 Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN Premium subscriptions|
|Certified Partner with ISV and/or CDS Competency||10 Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN subscriptions|
|Gold Certified Partner||10 Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN subscriptions|
|Gold Certified Partner with ISV and/or CDS Competency||35 Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN subscriptions|
|Empower for ISVs||1 Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN Premium subscription |
5 Visual Studio 2010 Professional
You will also get access to a different number of TFS licenses for each Partner Level. Reference the PowerPoint for exact details.