Nov 27, 2019 - 06:27 AM
I know this is possible on MSDN Platforms subscription:
"MSDN Platforms is a perpetual subscription, like all other MSDN subscriptions. If the VL program through which the license was purchased is a perpetual program (such as EA, Select, Select Plus, or Open Value), then the licensed user can continue using the software even after the subscription expires and is not renewed."
I don't know if it's possible with all MSDN subscriptions.
Hope this helps!
Nov 27, 2019 - 06:39 AM
In summary what I have been told is that customer may continue using Visual Studio plus additional tools after the subscription has expired until the SA expiration, except the following: a) Azure credits, b) Production use of TFS, c) e-learning and d) tech support.
Access to MSDN would have expired and thus it is the customers responsibility to have downloaded software and respective keys.
However, some subscriptions do have restrictions and may not be used after SA expiration
Source: Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper
Nov 27, 2019 - 09:01 AM
"4.2 Visual Studio Subscription Perpetual Rights
Customer’s rights to use any software licensed through Visual Studio Subscription become perpetual when Customer’s right to use Visual Studio becomes perpetual."
"Any software" is broad, but to restate an earlier posted response, a subscriber will have had to download the software and the keys for installation because access to the portal will end.
Dec 13, 2019 - 05:50 AM
One further clause that may be of interest is that you were always permitted to use MDSN software and keys in production, providing you acquired production licenses - that was to stop you having to rebuild a system from scratch if you migrated a non-prod instance to production (not that many Config Managers would recommend that). I'm not sure if the reverse is true - i.e. using production software with MSDN keys. My intention when I licensed a non-prod environment was to have assumed that I couldn't do that and so I was going to download all the MSDN binaries and keys and store them in the DSL prior to the end of the subscription.