Visual COBOL Editions and Managing Licenses

Visual COBOL comes in the following variants:

Visual COBOL
Visual COBOL is for customers looking for off-mainframe COBOL development and deployment tools to modernize business-critical enterprise applications. This option uses either the Visual Studio or Eclipse-based IDE and includes development and test tools for all platforms currently supported by Micro Focus.
Visual COBOL Personal Edition
Visual COBOL Personal Edition is a full-featured version of Visual COBOL for student and non-commercial usage. The product is restricted only by a limited numbers of source lines that can be compiled for a given program (approximately 2200).

You can use Visual COBOL Personal Edition for a limited period of 365 days, after which you will not be able to use it. A trial license of Visual COBOL lasts for 30 days, after which, if you have not authorized it with your authorization code, you will return to Personal Edition functionality.

After activation, you can see how many days your trial license has remaining by selecting Help > Micro Focus > Product Licensing, or by using Micro Focus License Administration.

To manage your product licenses you need to use Micro Focus License Administration. The tool allows you to authorize, view and revoke licenses. You can set up your license locally or request a license from a central license server (if your site is using one).

You can also apply your authorization code directly within the product from the Micro Focus Product Name Licensing dialog.

See Related Concepts for more information about how to license this product.