If you’re looking to make a one-time purchase of Visual Studio without a subscription or any of the benefits that are included with a subscription, visit the Microsoft Store for the latest Visual Studio Professional.
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With monthly subscriptions, you can get access to the latest versions of Studio and Azure DevOps, without a long-term contract. Billing is handled through Microsoft Azure. If you don’t have an Azure subscription yet—it’s free to set up and you can do this while you make your first purchase. Visual Studio Professional – monthly subscription Visual Studio Enterprise – monthly subscription Read more about monthly Visual Studio Subscriptions billing.
Volume Licensing subscriptions are available when an organization needs to purchase a large number of subscriptions. Read more about purchasing through Volume Licensing.
If you have purchased a Visual Studio subscription and that subscription is still active, then you are entitled to the latest release of Visual Studio. (Ex. You purchased Visual Studio 2019, your subscription is still active, you are entitled to Visual Studio 2022)
If you have purchased a standalone license to a previous version of Visual Studio Professional, then you are not entitled to the latest release of Visual Studio Professional. (Ex. You purchased a standalone license of Visual Studio Professional 2019, your subscription is still active, you are not entitled to Visual Studio 2022)
Also, if you purchased a Visual Studio Subscription in the calendar year 2015 but did not renew it, you don’t have access to Visual Studio 2019 and later versions.
Visual Studio requires Administrator rights during the installation process. Such requirements originate from the SQL Server installation routine, requiring certain user permissions. Once Visual Studio has been installed successfully, you will not require Administrator rights anymore.