Posted On: Aug 2, 2022

AWS now offers fully-compliant, Amazon-provided licenses for Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2022 and Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). These AMIs are now available on the Amazon EC2 console and on AWS Marketplace, to launch instances on-demand without any long-term licensing commitments. Amazon EC2 provides a broad choice of instances and you not only have the flexibility of paying for what your end users use, you can also provide the capacity and right hardware to your end-users. For enterprises that employ large teams of contractors, you can easily provision standardized development machines managed by your IT with no compromises on security and compliance. 

 IT administrators or license administrators can easily manage Visual Studio access for their end users via AWS License Manager. Administrators have the flexibility to modify the end user access on a monthly basis. For example, based on the stage of development, you can spin up additional instances and provide access to end users or similarly, stop instances and remove user access. Customers using this feature will be billed per vCPU for the EC2 License Included Windows Server instance, and per-user per-month (non-prorated) for Visual Studio and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access License (SAL) licenses. 

Microsoft Visual Studio AMI on Amazon EC2 is generally available and can be used in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo).To learn more about Microsoft Visual Studio on Amazon EC2, see User Guide.