Visual Studio 2013 Community - "Professional" development for free*

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    Antoine Diekmann

    Great news !

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    Mahbubur Rahman

    Its Awesome!

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    KesaKara

    Hi Good News!

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    KyleMit

    Since all government-built applications are considered part of public record, do Government organizations fall under the protection of Open Source licensing?  It'd be great if that were the case! :)

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    Zbynek

    How can visual studio 2013 community work in win7? In what will be with this version of win7 restrictered?

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    Satish

    This looks great news. I am a freelance developer and have to keep saving up to buy subsequent VS editions. Hopefully this solves that :-) I am downloading this now

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    gduncan411

    @Zbynek:. It has the same features on Windows 7 as VS 2013 Update 4 Professional...

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    Jason

    One thing I find a little odd is the definition of "Enterprise". 250 PCs I can understand, but $1 million in revenue? Who is ever going to hit the first limit but not the second? Normally $1 million is firmly in the "small business" territory.

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    Grey

    @Jason : I thought MM was billion ?

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    Jason

    @Grey -- I thought so too initially, so I searched around and everywhere else it says "$1 million", e.g. http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/visual-studio-community-vs

    "$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue"

    Apparently the license text included in the download says:

    "An “enterprise” is any organization and its affiliates who collectively have either (a) more than 250 PCs or users or (b) more than one million US 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."

    I think for most companies the "250 PCs" rule is a bit redundant -- you'd need less than $4k revenue per PC in your organisation for it to apply.

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    Curtis

    Is anybody else having trouble with intellisense with the community version? It's not working for me. I've not had this problem with the express or professional version on the same computer.

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    josh

    good news. hope its gonna work with my windows7

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    Gary Harper

    The free software is very much appreciated by why make it confusing by adding a new product name that is exactly the same as one that already exists? All you had to do is say that Visual Studio Professional is now free for individuals, those creating open source software, etc, and then be done with it. Is it so that the people who have to pay for what others are getting for free don't feel sad?

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    gduncan411

    @Gary Harper: The difference between them is the licensing. VS 2013 Community has some licensing restrictions whereas Professional does not. So Community is Free*

    *Free for some, not everyone in every circumstance and usage. Scroll up to the Q&A section for details on that

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    sonyarianto

    @Zbynek: I use VS Community 2013 in Windows 7 under VirtualBox and no problem at all :) Smooth run :)

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    Gyan Parkash

    wow

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    David

    Hi ,
    For security reasons , I installed the vs2013 community on a machine which can't be connected to internet .
    How can i register it the license ?

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