Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Device CAL

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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is a project management, build management, and version control application for software development teams. A device CAL authorizes one computer to access Team Foundation Server, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation).

This donation provides one device CAL. User CALs are also available. A user CAL authorizes a user to access Team Foundation Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home).

This CAL Included with Visual Studio Products

The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscription that is bundled with Visual Studio editions available through TechSoup provides one Team Foundation Server CAL. Other users need a Team Foundation Server user or device CAL to access Team Foundation Server. Examples are users of Visual Studio Team Explorer (available as a free download from Microsoft), Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere, or Visual Studio Web Access.

License Only

This license does not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and management licenses (MLs) offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.


Product restrictions can be found under Microsoft's eligibility guidelines.