Visual Studio with MSDN Subscription Licensing Confusion


  • Dear Team,

    We are a Microsoft partner and we sold Visual Studio Enterprise Edition with MSDN subscription to a customer. The customer’s developers want to collaborate their work with that of another organization. The other organization is developing a software with their licensed Visual Studio and my customer’s developers want to get access to that software. Kindly advise how can this can be achieved.

    Please see mail below received from customer for better understanding:

    We bought a Visual Studio with MSDN license from a microsoft partner which is an on-premise Visual Studio software.


    Now our developers want to use the Visual Studio online feature so as to retrieve source codes of a distant Developer using GIT version control, a feature available on Microsoft TFS online.

    Using our microsoft account( used to purchase the software , our developers logged on to MSDN subscriber download site to access Visual Studio Team Services (which is Visual Studio online) but still couldn't access all features including Code.


    The developers then created a Microsoft partnership account using which was then used to create Visual Studio online “companyname”


    When we access using the credentials, You will notice that the account of a developer has been added but when she tries to access “companyname”, she gets the above error message. Our Organization Partner ID is 4703593


    Please help resolve this

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:57 AM


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