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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 bill 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 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, 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 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

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 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:

organization-wide support plan
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

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

organization-wide support plan
Country/Region Billing currency

Lebanon

United States – Dollar ($) USD

Libya

United States – Dollar ($) USD

Liechtenstein

Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR

Lithuania

Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR

Luxembourg

Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR

Macao

United States – Dollar ($) USD

Macedonia (FYRO)

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

Norway – Krone (kr) NOK

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.

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