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Getting Help from Microsoft Product Support Services (Visual Studio) 

Use the Web pages and other information listed below to contact Microsoft for technical support.

Technical Support Options

Product Name

Visual Studio 2005

OEM distributed

If your product came installed with a new computer or device, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Please contact your manufacturer directly for support.

Support Information Online

In Canada, visit

TTY Users

Microsoft text telephone (TTY/TDD) services are available at (425) 635-4948 in Washington state or (800) 892-5234 in the U.S. Call (905) 568-9641 in Canada.


The support terms listed here are available in the United States and Canada only. Support outside the United States and Canada may vary; please see for a list of regional contacts.


Microsoft’s support services are subject to then-current prices, terms, and conditions, which are subject to change without notice.

Professional Support Options

Advanced support for experts and businesses. In the United States, visit for online pay-per-incident assistance and information about phone assistance provided by experts trained to assist business professionals. To advance-purchase support incidents, call Professional Support Sales at (800) 936-3500. If you are calling from Canada, professional support is available by calling (800) 805-4440 from 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday – Friday Eastern Time.

Submit your incident online in the U.S.

Get additional information on our support offerings in the United States:

Submit your incident over the phone in the United States:

For Call


(800) 936-5800

IT Professionals

(800) 936-4900

Partners (resellers/consultants)

(888) 456-5570

Microsoft Certified Partners

(888) 677-9444

Original Equipment Manufacturers

(800) 936-2197

System Builders

(888) 456-5570

Premier Support

For larger organizations requiring managed support direct from Microsoft, contracts are also available through various Premier Support and Alliance Support offerings. For more information, see

International Product Support

For the most recent listing of country and regional contact information, see If there is no Microsoft subsidiary office in your country or region, please contact the establishment from which you obtained your Microsoft product.

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