Microsoft Visual Studio is a powerful development environment that provides high quality code throughout the software development cycle, from design to deployment. Whatever applications you develop, for SharePoint, the Internet, Windows, Windows Phone, and other platforms, Visual Studio is a universal, comprehensive solution. All Visual Studio custom development tools are licensed per user. Each licensed user can install and use the software for the design, development, testing and demonstration of their applications on any number of devices. Learn more about Visual Studio products.
This product has several editions that are distributed with different levels of MSDN subscriptions (see the comparison on the Microsoft website).
Licenses with MSDN subscriptions
Visual Studio Enterprise Edition
You will need to renew your MSDN subscription every 2 year. Licenses include Software Assurance and MSDN subscription.
Visual Studio Professional Edition
Visual Studio Test Professional
Licenses without MSDN subscriptions
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Edition
To find out if SA (Software Assurance) is included or not in license please see licenses description below.
Visual Studio Professional 2019
MSDN subscriptions renewal
Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Edition
You can procure these licenses ONLY in case you need to renew your MSDN subscription.
Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN Edition
Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN Edition