Universal MSDN or Empower Program
I don't know where else to ask. Does anyone who has the MSDN Universal Subscription know if it is possible to get older versions of MS Development tools, in particular the Visual Studio 6.0 by signing up to the Empower program (which includes 1 universal subscription). Microsoft's website only mentions that the only Visual Studio available is the .NET one. I am currently trying to find an unused retail license for Visual Studio 6.0 and besides ebay, nobody on the internet sells MS Studio 6. Ebay is OK, but I'd never know if the license was academic/non-retail/oem or whatnot, or at least there would be no guarantee. I am just trying to cover my ass in case I do develop a decent product in VB6 & C++ and only then to find out that it was done with a nonlegit copy of the MS Studio.
You know that MSVC v7 is able to compile non-.NET software ... MFC and so on?
Yes, I know that, but it is mostly the Visual Basic 6 that is of main interest to me. I've been developing a nifty application between classes in college, they have Visual Studio 6 on every PC but with the academic license, so now I wish to release the program but can't find a retail copy of VB6 to buy and compile my project in that.
Yes, MSDN Unverisal does include access to Visual Studio 6.0 including VB. Last time I checked it came on both the DVD and was available for download in the subscription area.
You don't need MSDN Universal to get VB6 - I have MSDN Professional (all the company would shell out for) and VB6 is available via MSDN Downloads.
Yes, see what I can download via Empower:
Thanks to everyone for the information.
"I've been developing a nifty application between classes in college, they have Visual Studio 6 on every PC but with the academic license, so now I wish to release the program but can't find a retail copy of VB6 to buy and compile my project in that. "
James 'Smiler' Farrer
I assume the 'educational license' covers the software installed by the school on their computers (or student computers??) for classes. If so, then he does need to buy his own copy.
Let me add a few weasle words... I'm assuming that MS hasn't changed their Academic License in a couple of years.
I am in a similar situation... need to ramp up quick and refactor a legacy app written in VB6 for a customer and they don't want to be deploy .NET yet. Is it true that I can just purchase MSDN Professional 1-yr subscription and proceed to download VB6 Pro install files?
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