Visual Studio Pro (Microsoft)

Microsoft Visual Studio Pro simplifies the creation, debugging, and deployment of applications on a variety of platforms including the Cloud. It comes with integrated support for test-driven development and debugging tools. Developers can use existing skills to code.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device Academic discount Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Not available
    Student For installation on a student's personal device No charge for Visual Studio Community

    Instructions for Departments

    Visual Studio Pro

    Visual Studio Pro can be purchased through our Microsoft Select Plus contract that is currently being managed by CDWG, a UMarket vendor. 

    1. Go to the UMarket site.
    2. Select the Shop Now button. 
    3. Sign in with your UMN internet ID and password.
    4. Scroll to the Electronic Components; Computer Equipment, Software & Supplies section.
    5. Select the CDW-G icon.
    6. Select the PunchOut link.
    7. On the CDW-G/U Market Ordering Site, scroll to the Software Agreements section.
    8. Select the Microsoft icon above the words Microsoft Select Plus Licensing.
    9. In the Search Within field, type "Visual Studio Pro" and select enter.
    10. Choose the license that best fits your needs  If you have questions about is best for you, contact our CDW-G representatives Matt Lubawski at [email protected].

    Visual Studio Community

    If you only need Visual Studio for use in an academic research, or classroom learning environment scenario, download Visual Studio Community for free through our Microsoft Azure Development Tools for Teaching Standard license. If you are not automatically logged in, login using your UMN internet ID and password. 

    Visual Studio Community is not a trial version or limited product; it includes the same features as Visual Studio Pro except for the CodeLens feature. 

    Please note that no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment.

    Instructions for Students

    Visual Studio Community is also available at no charge for students. Follow the instructions above.

    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


    This software is to be used for UMN work only.


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