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Monthly Azure credit for Visual Studio Test Professional subscribers

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Great for individual dev/test workloads.

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As a Visual Studio Test Professional subscriber, 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, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Activate your $50 monthly credit today!

No credit card required

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

Low dev/test rates help you stretch your credit farther

Use the Microsoft software included with your Visual Studio subscription on Azure Virtual Machines for dev/test at no extra charge—you will 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 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 get 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 on how you use your monthly Azure credit. Use the credit toward on almost any Azure service including Virtual Machines, Web Apps, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, Storage, SQL Databases, SQL Managed Instances, 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 will be billed for any of these services used.

Need Azure for your dev team?

While the monthly Azure credit for Visual Studio Test Professional is great for your personal dev/test workloads, it is not optimal for work you are doing as a team. Thankfully, we have created a couple options for you to get lower dev/test rates, access to Windows 10 for dev/test, along with other advantages:

Enterprise Dev/Test: if your organisation has an Enterprise Agreement (EA) purchasing contract with Microsoft

Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test: if you do not have an EA

Offer Details

Dev/Test Rates on select 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 pricing. 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 Professional subscription to enjoy this benefit. This offer is limited to one per subscriber.

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 from time to time contact you 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, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Azure services.

Payment Options

Only credit 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 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:

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
Belarus 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 ($) USD
Romania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Russia Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB
Rwanda United States – Dollar ($) 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 service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Use Rights

This benefit is for development and testing only. We reserve the right to suspend any instance (VM or cloud service) that runs continuously for more than 120 hours or if we determine that the instance is being used for production. Production workloads must be run on regular subscriptions.

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 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 into either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs