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Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test

Designed for the needs of teams of Visual Studio subscribers, the Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test offer allows you to quickly get your team up and running with dev/test environments in the cloud using pre-configured virtual machines, including Windows 10, and low rates on virtual machines, Cloud Services, SQL Database, SQL Managed Instance, HDInsight, App Service (Basic, Standard, Premium v2, Premium v3) and Logic Apps. You have the flexibility to create multiple Azure subscriptions based on this offer, enabling you to maintain isolated environments and a separate note for different projects or teams.

This offer is exclusively for active Visual Studio subscribers and is limited to development and testing only. Visual Studio subscribers can also sign up for an individual monthly Azure credit (one per subscriber).

Low dev/test rates help you stretch your budget farther

Each active Visual Studio subscriber on your team can use the Microsoft software included with their subscription on Azure Virtual Machines for dev/test at no extra charge—you’ll just pay the Linux rate for VMs you run, even VMs with SQL Server, SharePoint Server, or other software that is normally billed at a higher rate. Upload customised virtual machine images yourself or use one of our pre-configured images from the Azure Gallery.

In addition to the low dev/test rates on VMs, you also get low rates on Cloud Services, SQL Database, SQL Managed Instance, HDInsight, App Service (Basic, Standard, Premium v2, Premium v3) and Logic Apps.

You can also enjoy additional savings with Reservations for one-year or three-year commitment on VMs, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

Access to Windows 10 and Windows Virtual Desktop service

This offer allows you to run Windows 10 images on Azure for dev/test. You can also access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your DevTest subscription to simplify the management experience of your Windows VMs and easily deploy and scale your development and test environments all while enjoying special discounts.

Additional Terms

You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any increases to the rates.

As the account owner, you must maintain an active Visual Studio subscription to use this offer. Additionally, all others interacting with resources within the Azure subscription you create based on this offer must be active Visual Studio subscribers.

You will not facilitate, engage in or participate in any use of Azure services, for crypto currency mining, denial of service attacks, spamming or illegal activity, and/or any use that could cause harm to Microsoft or others, and will enforce strong internal controls to prevent the same. Microsoft may contact you from time to time regarding your use of your Azure services and you will, upon such request, provide reasonable documentation regarding your use. If Microsoft believes for any reason that such Azure services are being used for any prohibited purpose, Microsoft may, at its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Azure services.

Payment options

All you need is a phone number, a credit card or a debit card (non-prepaid), and a Microsoft account or a GitHub account. Only credit cards are accepted in Hong Kong SAR and Brazil.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on the Azure pricing page.

Cancellation policy

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

Offer availability

This offer is available to customers located in the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Country/Region Billing currency
Afghanistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Albania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Algeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Angola United States – Dollar ($) USD
Argentina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Armenia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Australia Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Austria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Azerbaijan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahamas United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahrain United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bangladesh United States – Dollar ($) USD
Barbados United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belgium Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Belize United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bermuda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bolivia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Botswana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Brazil Brazil – Real (R$) BRL
Brunei Darussalam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bulgaria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Republic of Cabo Verde United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cameroon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Canada Canada – Dollar ($) CAD
Cayman Islands United States – Dollar ($) USD
Chile United States – Dollar ($) USD
Colombia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Republic of the Congo United States – Dollar ($) USD
Costa Rica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Côte d'Ivoire United States – Dollar ($) USD
Croatia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Curaçao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cyprus Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Czech Republic Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Denmark Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Dominican Republic United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ecuador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Egypt United States – Dollar ($) USD
El Salvador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Estonia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ethiopia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Faroe Islands Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Fiji Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Finland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
France Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Georgia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Germany Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ghana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Greece Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Guatemala United States – Dollar ($) USD
Honduras United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hong Kong SAR United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hungary Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Iceland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
India India – Rupee (₹) INR
Indonesia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Iraq United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ireland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Israel United States – Dollar ($) USD
Italy Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Jamaica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Japan Japan – Yen (¥) JPY
Jordan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kazakhstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kenya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Korea Korea – Won (₩) KRW
Kuwait United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kyrgyzstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Latvia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Country/Region Billing currency
Lebanon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Libya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Liechtenstein Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Lithuania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Luxembourg Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Macao SAR United States – Dollar ($) USD
North Macedonia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malaysia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malta Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mauritius United States – Dollar ($) USD
Mexico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Moldova United States – Dollar ($) USD
Monaco Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mongolia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Montenegro United States – Dollar ($) USD
Morocco United States – Dollar ($) USD
Namibia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nepal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Netherlands Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
New Zealand New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD
Nicaragua United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nigeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Norway Norway – Krone (kr) NOK
Oman United States – Dollar ($) USD
Pakistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Palestinian Authority United States – Dollar ($) USD
Panama United States – Dollar ($) USD
Paraguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Peru United States – Dollar ($) USD
Philippines United States – Dollar ($) USD
Poland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Portugal Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Puerto Rico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Qatar United States – Dollar ($) USD
Romania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Rwanda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saint Kitts and Nevis United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saudi Arabia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Senegal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Serbia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Singapore United States – Dollar ($) USD
Slovakia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Slovenia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
South Africa United States – Dollar ($) USD
Spain Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Sri Lanka United States – Dollar ($) USD
Sweden Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK
Switzerland Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Taiwan Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD
Tajikistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tanzania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Thailand United States – Dollar ($) USD
Trinidad and Tobago United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tunisia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkey United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkmenistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uganda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ukraine United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Arab Emirates United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Kingdom United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP
United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uruguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uzbekistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Venezuela United States – Dollar ($) USD
Vietnam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Virgin Islands of the United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Yemen United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zambia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zimbabwe United States – Dollar ($) USD

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

This benefit is exclusively for development and testing your applications. Usage within the subscription does not carry a financially-backed SLA, except for the use of Azure DevOps and Visual Studio App Center.

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