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This offer provides monthly amounts of Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, storage, Content Delivery Network, data transfers, SQL Databases, SQL Reporting, Service Bus, Media Services Encoding, Backup and Caching for Visual Studio 2010 Premium with Visual Studio subscribers.

Included each month at no charge

Service Monthly Benefits
Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and Websites 1,500 small standard-instance hours1
50 memory-intensive-instance hours2
SQL Server (Web, Standard, or Enterprise) 1,500 hours2
SQL Database 5 Database Units of Web Edition database3
Backup 40 GB
Data Transfers 40 GB Zone 1 and 40 GB Zone 2 Out 4
Storage 90 GB Local and 90 GB Geo Redundant storage capacity
100,000,000 storage transactions
Media Encoding 100 GB (input & output combined)
CDN 35 GB Zone 1 and 35 GB Zone 2 Out
2,000,000 CDN transactions
Caching 128 MB cache
Service Bus 1,000,000 messages
3,000 relay hours

Any unused amount that is included in this offer cannot be carried over to the next billing cycle.

We require a credit card or debit card for sign-up. For all new subscriptions, there is a $0 Spending Limit on your subscription so that you don’t accidentally exceed the monthly benefit shown above. If you use more in a month than the above amounts, you will exceed your $0 Spending Limit and your service will be disabled for that month. Your service will be re-enabled at the start of your next billing period and, while your storage accounts and databases are retained with no loss of data, you will need to redeploy your hosted service(s). If you choose to turn off your Spending Limit, any excess, i.e. monthly usage in excess of the above amounts, will be charged at the Pay-as-you-go rates.

Read more about how Spending Limit works.

Monthly usage in excess of the monthly amounts included with your offer will be charged at the Pay-as-you-go rates.

You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any changes to the Pay-as-you-go rates.

New services may be added periodically to the Azure platform. We will notify you in advance of these new services and any fees that might be charged for using them. However, you would only be charged if you elect to use the new services.

Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

1 You may use your included small standard-instance hours to run other instance sizes and other Cloud Services including the Websites Shared and Reserved instance model offerings at their equivalent ratios as explained on their respective pricing details pages. The Websites Free instance model offers 10 free Websites. The small standard-instance hours included in this offer may be used to run either Cloud Services (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), Windows Virtual Machines (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), or non-Windows Virtual Machines (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), at no charge.

2 50 memory-intensive-instance hours and SQL Server (Web, Standard, or Enterprise) are promotional through August 31, 2013.

3 This offer enables customers to utilise $49.95 of Web Edition databases per month at our standard Pay-As-You-Go rates. This equates to five, 1 GB Web Edition databases a fewer number of larger databases per month.

4 All inbound data transfers are at no charge.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Renewal Policy

Your subscription will automatically renew every 8 months from the date of your original enrolment at the MSDN monthly benefit level in effect at the time of renewal. You must maintain an active Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN or Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 subscription to continue to be entitled to these monthly benefits. If you do not want to renew your subscription, simply sign into the Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal and go to the Subscriptions tab to turn off the auto renew capability.

Offer Availability

This offer is no longer available for purchase.

Limits, Quotas and Constraints

Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer services at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Service-level agreements

We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Limits, Quotas and Constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources, including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log in to either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs