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Find the software licenses included in your Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscription

Software licenses for Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design are for use at your company’s primary business location only. They must be used only for:
  • Managing internal business
  • Conducting demos with your customers
  • Training your employees
  • Developing and testing applications
 
These licenses may not be used for direct revenue-generating activities (such as website or email hosting, or custom solution development for monetary compensation). They also cannot be resold or used for personal reasons. Licenses are provided for the latest released versions of Microsoft software.
 
If you chose to have media shipped to you, these software license benefits are included (options vary by location). You can also download your software benefits from the Partner Digital Distribution Portal or MSDN Subscriber Downloads site, depending on software usage rights. Software and languages included in downloads or shipped in kits are based on availability.
 
Microsoft continually updates benefits to include new software and current versions of software already available to subscribers. You can use these new benefits as soon as they are added to the following table. When earlier software versions are removed, you have 12 months from the effective date to upgrade your software to the newer version.

MSDN for Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design benefits
Software included with each MSDN Action Pack subscription1 (3 users) Product key required for installation2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Yes
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 No
Windows 8 Pro Yes
Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Yes
1MSDN for Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design is licensed per user and not per organization.
2Some software requires a key, which can be obtained through MSDN Subscriber Downloads.

Internal-use rights software licenses
Microsoft software Product key required for installation1 License grants1 Comments
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Business Contact Manager 2010 No 10
Microsoft MapPoint North America 20131 or Microsoft MapPoint Europe 20131 Yes 10
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 20101 Yes 10 These licenses do not allow for use in a Terminal Services environment.
Microsoft Project Professional 20101 Yes 5 These licenses do not allow for use in a Terminal Services environment.
Microsoft Visio Professional 20101 Yes 10 These licenses do not allow for use in a Terminal Services environment.
Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard Yes 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard CALs1. 2 No 10
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Standard (per processor)1 No 1
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard No 1
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard client access licenses (CALs)1, 2 No 10
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Yes 1
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise CALs1. 2 No 10
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 CALs No 10
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Yes 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Standard Yes 1
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 client management licenses (MLs) No 10
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Management Server Yes 1
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Enterprise server ML No 3
Windows
Windows 8 Pro1 Yes 10 Windows 7 licenses are upgrade licenses only.
Windows Server
Windows Essentials 2012 Workgroup Yes 1
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium Yes 1
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 CALs No 10
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)1, 2 No 10
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Yes 1
Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) CALs1,2 Yes 10
Windows Server 2012 Standard Yes 1
Windows Small Business Server 2011 CALs1,2 No 10
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Yes 1
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Yes 1
Business solutions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Workgroup Server 20111 Yes 1 server 5 users maximum

1Read important details about certain licensing benefits for Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design.
2You do not need a separate key for the CALs, but you are bound to the number of licenses your organization is entitled to through your Action Pack Development and Design subscription.

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