Our office has several seats of Adobe CS5 Design Premium, and we hired a new employee recently who needs a copy of the software. Am I able to purchase a prior-version license for Adobe CS5 Design Premium? It will not be very cost effective for us to upgrade every seat on behalf of the one.
Hey there, it's not likely. Adobe still sells CS6 to individuals, but the only way to get the previous (CS5) perpetual release was through their volume licensing program... But they stopped selling CS6 "in the channel" about a year ago and converted the volume program over to CC.
If you want to go with CS6 instead for the one seat, then you may find this CS6-CS5 File Compatibility Guide helpful.