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Visual Studio 2013 Static Activation Key option (no sign-in required)

posted Apr 22, 2014, 10:29 AM by Victor Zakharov   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 10:31 AM ]
I have read people's complaints about the need to sign in to Visual Studio 2013 for it to run, without a possibility of running a disconnected/offline setup.
Introducing a static activation key licensing option (which I just discovered) - you can obtain it from your MSDN subscription page.

Just browse to where you would normally download the ISO, and then click on "Product Keys".


You will see a popup similar to the following:


Under "Product Keys" you will have your key listed. Use it to activate/update your VS 2013 license.