Monthly Azure credit for Visual Studio Enterprise (BizSpark) subscribers

Try out different Azure services, experiment and learn.

Create development environments whenever you need to.

Great for individual dev/test workloads.

Getting started

As a Visual Studio Enterprise subscriber in the Microsoft BizSpark programme, you’ve got the power of the cloud at your command. Azure’s integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster by using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Activate your $150 monthly credit today!

As a special BizSpark benefit, you can run both dev/test and production workloads as part of this offer.

No credit card required

When you set up your monthly Azure credit for the first time, you are not required to provide any credit card information. Even if you choose to store credit card information in your account, you automatically start with a $0 spending limit, so there’s no risk of any charges until you’re ready.

Low dev/test rates help you stretch your credit further

Use the Microsoft software included with your Visual Studio subscription on Azure Virtual Machines for dev/test at no extra cost – you’ll just pay the Linux rate for the VMs that you run, even VMs with SQL Server, SharePoint Server or other software that is normally billed at a higher rate. Upload custom 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 receive low rates on Cloud Services, HDInsight and Web Apps.

Access to Windows 10

When you set up your monthly Azure credit, you can run Windows 10 images on Azure for dev/test.

What can I buy with my monthly credit?

The choice is yours as to how you use your monthly Azure credit. Use the credit on almost any Azure service including Virtual Machines, Web Apps, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, Storage, SQL Databases, Content Delivery Network, HDInsight, Media Services and many more.

Support plans, Application Insights, Visual Studio subscriptions, Visual Studio Team Services, third-party branded products, products sold through Marketplace and products otherwise sold separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium) are the only exceptions; you’ll be billed if you use any of these services.

Offer Details

Dev/Test rates on selected services

All Windows and Windows Server Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Web Apps and HDInsight are discounted relative to the published Pay-as-you-go rates. The rate on these services is equal to the rate for a Linux virtual machine of the same size and type. For example:

  • A Windows Server/Medium (A2)/Basic Instance virtual machine is billed at the Linux/Medium (A2)/Basic Instance virtual machine rate.
  • A Websites/Large (L)/Standard is billed at the Linux/Large (A3)/Standard Instance virtual machine rate.
  • A HDInsight Head Node (on an Extra-large A4 instance) is billed at the Linux/Extra-large (A4)/Standard Instance virtual machine rate.

Additional Terms

If you remove the Spending Limit, charges will be incurred at the Pay-as-you-go rates. If you maintain the Spending Limit and you use your monthly credit in full, or you use any service that is excluded from payment by monthly credit, your subscription will be suspended for the remainder of the billing period.

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

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

You must maintain an active Visual Studio Enterprise subscription, provided by your organisation based on its membership in the Microsoft BizSpark start-up programme, to enjoy this benefit. This offer is limited to one per subscriber.

Payment Options

Only credit or debit cards will be accepted, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancellation policy

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

Offer Availability

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

Afghanistan US Dollar ($)
Albania US Dollar ($)
Algeria US Dollar ($)
Angola US Dollar ($)
Argentina Argentine Peso ($)
Armenia US Dollar ($)
Australia Australian Dollar ($)
Austria Euro (€)
Azerbaijan US Dollar ($)
Bahamas US Dollar ($)
Bahrain US Dollar ($)
Bangladesh US Dollar ($)
Barbados US Dollar ($)
Belarus US Dollar ($)
Belgium Euro (€)
Belize US Dollar ($)
Bermuda US Dollar ($)
Bolivia US Dollar ($)
Bosnia and Herzegovina US Dollar ($)
Botswana US Dollar ($)
Brazil Brazilian Real (R$)
Brunei Darussalam US Dollar ($)
Bulgaria Euro (€)
Republic of Cabo Verde US Dollar ($)
Cameroon US Dollar ($)
Canada Canadian Dollar ($)
Cayman Islands US Dollar ($)
Chile US Dollar ($)
Colombia US Dollar ($)
Republic of the Congo US Dollar ($)
Costa Rica US Dollar ($)
Côte d’Ivoire US Dollar ($)
Croatia Euro (€)
Curaçao US Dollar ($)
Cyprus Euro (€)
Czech Republic Euro (€)
Denmark Danish Krone (kr)
Dominican Republic US Dollar ($)
Ecuador US Dollar ($)
Egypt US Dollar ($)
El Salvador US Dollar ($)
Estonia Euro (€)
Ethiopia US Dollar ($)
Faroe Islands Euro (€)
Fiji US Dollar ($)
Finland Euro (€)
France Euro (€)
Georgia US Dollar ($)
Germany Euro (€)
Ghana US Dollar ($)
Greece Euro (€)
Guatemala US Dollar ($)
Honduras US Dollar ($)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)
Hungary Euro (€)
Iceland Euro (€)
India Indian Rupee (₹)
Indonesia Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Iraq US Dollar ($)
Ireland Euro (€)
Israel US Dollar ($)
Italy Euro (€)
Jamaica US Dollar ($)
Japan Japanese Yen (¥)
Jordan US Dollar ($)
Kazakhstan US Dollar ($)
Kenya US Dollar ($)
Korea Korean Won (₩)
Kuwait US Dollar ($)
Kyrgyzstan US Dollar ($)
Latvia Euro (€)
Lebanon US Dollar ($)
Libya US Dollar ($)
Liechtenstein Swiss Franc (CHF)
Lithuania Euro (€)
Luxembourg Euro (€)
Macao US Dollar ($)
Macedonia (FYRO) US Dollar ($)
Malaysia Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)
Malta Euro (€)
Mauritius US Dollar ($)
Mexico Mexican Peso (MXN$)
Moldova US Dollar ($)
Monaco Euro (€)
Mongolia US Dollar ($)
Montenegro US Dollar ($)
Morocco US Dollar ($)
Namibia US Dollar ($)
Nepal US Dollar ($)
Netherlands Euro (€)
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar ($)
Nicaragua US Dollar ($)
Nigeria US Dollar ($)
Norway Norwegian Krone (kr)
Oman US Dollar ($)
Pakistan US Dollar ($)
Palestinian Authority US Dollar ($)
Panama US Dollar ($)
Paraguay US Dollar ($)
Peru US Dollar ($)
Philippines US Dollar ($)
Poland Euro (€)
Portugal Euro (€)
Puerto Rico US Dollar ($)
Qatar US Dollar ($)
Romania Euro (€)
Russia Russian Rouble (₽)
Rwanda US Dollar ($)
Saint Kitts and Nevis US Dollar ($)
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal (SR)
Senegal US Dollar ($)
Serbia US Dollar ($)
Singapore US Dollar ($)
Slovakia Euro (€)
Slovenia Euro (€)
South Africa South African Rand (R)
Spain Euro (€)
Sri Lanka US Dollar ($)
Sweden Swedish Krona (kr)
Switzerland Swiss Franc (CHF)
Taiwan Taiwanese Dollar (NT$)
Tajikistan US Dollar ($)
Tanzania US Dollar ($)
Thailand US Dollar ($)
Trinidad and Tobago US Dollar ($)
Tunisia US Dollar ($)
Turkey Turkish Lira (TL)
Turkmenistan US Dollar ($)
Uganda US Dollar ($)
Ukraine US Dollar ($)
United Arab Emirates US Dollar ($)
United Kingdom British Pound (£)
United States US Dollar ($)
Uruguay US Dollar ($)
Uzbekistan US Dollar ($)
Venezuela US Dollar ($)
Vietnam US Dollar ($)
Virgin Islands of the United States US Dollar ($)
Yemen US Dollar ($)
Zambia US Dollar ($)
Zimbabwe US Dollar ($)

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 use of Visual Studio Team Services and HockeyApp.

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