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Re-selling Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition - Academic RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have recently finished a VB.Net course and wondered what the implications of selling on the study material, specifically the copy of the VS 2008 Pro Edition (academic) that came with it.  Can I sell it if I uninstall from my computer?  Will the serial key work on another computer considering i have used it in the past on mine?  Is it even worth selling, value-wise??

    Thanks in advance,

    Richie

    Monday, February 13, 2012 10:49 PM

Answers

  • Have a read of the following in relation to Academic Software Licensing - http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/buy/Pages/eligible.aspx

    If you still can’t find your answer after reading the above link, you should contact Microsoft using one of the methods provided in the link i.e. phone, online chat etc


    Jeff Wharton
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    Monday, February 13, 2012 11:59 PM
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  • The first bullet clearly goes without saying.  So, if I understand correctly, as long as I uninstall from my computer I can pass / sell it on.  It will be the new owner’s responsibility to ensure that they fall within the remit of a ‘Qualified Educational User’.

    That's not entirely correct. It's also up to the seller to ensure that the person buying the product is a student or from an educational institution and sellers have been prosecuted in the past for not taking reasonable steps to ensure a buyer is an eligible person.

    As per my first reply, you need to contact Microsoft to get a formal opinion otherwise you risk being prosecuted.

    Here is an example of Microsoft taking action against sellers: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microsoft-takes-action-to-stop-the-diversion-of-software-from-education-programs-57786812.html


    Jeff Wharton
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    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:25 AM
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All replies

  • Have a read of the following in relation to Academic Software Licensing - http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/buy/Pages/eligible.aspx

    If you still can’t find your answer after reading the above link, you should contact Microsoft using one of the methods provided in the link i.e. phone, online chat etc


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

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    Monday, February 13, 2012 11:59 PM
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  • Hi Richie

    check also below link

    License Terms

    Regards

    Nil

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:54 AM
  • Thanks for both speedy replies; unfortunately Jeff the info doesn't seem to answer my query.  Nil, the licensing terms you link to are for the standard edition, but thanks anyway. 

    I will find out the local (UK) Microsoft number and give them a call.  Just seems a shame to have £1400 worth of VB Course laying around the place idle!

    Cheers

    Richie

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:50 AM
  • Thanks for both speedy replies; unfortunately Jeff the info doesn't seem to answer my query.  Nil, the licensing terms you link to are for the standard edition, but thanks anyway. 

    I will find out the local (UK) Microsoft number and give them a call.  Just seems a shame to have £1400 worth of VB Course laying around the place idle!

    Cheers

    Richie

    The link states:

    Microsoft Qualified Educational User academic discount eligibility

    and the whole page discusses Academic software.  Where does it discuss standard edition?


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:55 AM
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  • I was referring to Nil's 'License Terms' link in her post, not your link when referring to the Standard Edition.  

    Your link indeed does discuss Academic software, but not whether it can be re-sold once it has been bought and used.  That seems to be beyond the scope of the information provided and, subsequently, it looks like I will have to give them a call.


    • Edited by Richie 616 Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:28 AM Insufficient info
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:28 AM
  • I was referring to Nil's 'License Terms' link in her post, not your link when referring to the Standard Edition.  

    Your link indeed does discuss Academic software, but not whether it can be re-sold once it has been bought and used.  That seems to be beyond the scope of the information provided and, subsequently, it looks like I will have to give them a call.



    lol.  I took "Nil" as meaning nothing.  Didn't make the connection to the other post until you clarified your post :-)

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:29 AM
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  • After a bit of research the closest advice I can find appears to be the following. 

    • One user may install and use copies of the software to design, develop, test and demonstrate your programs.
    • You must be a “Qualified Educational User” to use software marked as “Academic Edition” or “AE.”

    The first bullet clearly goes without saying.  So, if I understand correctly, as long as I uninstall from my computer I can pass / sell it on.  It will be the new owner’s responsibility to ensure that they fall within the remit of a ‘Qualified Educational User’.

    I would be grateful to know if you agree / disagree with my thoughts!  Thanks. 

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:16 AM
  • The first bullet clearly goes without saying.  So, if I understand correctly, as long as I uninstall from my computer I can pass / sell it on.  It will be the new owner’s responsibility to ensure that they fall within the remit of a ‘Qualified Educational User’.

    That's not entirely correct. It's also up to the seller to ensure that the person buying the product is a student or from an educational institution and sellers have been prosecuted in the past for not taking reasonable steps to ensure a buyer is an eligible person.

    As per my first reply, you need to contact Microsoft to get a formal opinion otherwise you risk being prosecuted.

    Here is an example of Microsoft taking action against sellers: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microsoft-takes-action-to-stop-the-diversion-of-software-from-education-programs-57786812.html


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:25 AM
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  • OK, nice one Jeff, will do - thanks.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:27 AM