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Azure MSDN — Visual Studio Professional

View new MSDN - Professional offer.

This offer provides a limited amount of Azure at no charge each month for Visual Studio 2010 Professional with Visual Studio subscribers. It includes a base level of monthly Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, storage, Content Delivery Network, data transfers, SQL Databases, SQL Reporting, Service Bus, Media Services Encoding, Backup, and Caching at no charge.

Included each month at no charge

Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and Websites SQL Server (Web, Standard, or Enterprise) SQL Database SQL Reporting Backup Data Transfers
375 small standard-instance hours, 50 memory-intensive-instance hours1 375 hours 1 Database Unit of Web Edition database2 100 hours 20 GB 30 GB Zone 1 and 30 GB Zone 2 Out3
Storage Media Encoding CDN Caching Service Bus
70 GB Local and 70 GB Geo Redundant storage capacity 50 GB (input & output combined) 25 GB Zone 1 and 25 GB Zone 2 Out 128 MB cache 500,000 messages
50,000,000 storage transactions   500,000 CDN transactions   1,500 relay hours

You must have a Visual Studio 2010 Professional with Visual Studio subscription and utilize a Microsoft Account associated with that subscription. You must maintain an active MSDN membership to enjoy these monthly benefits. This offer is also limited to one offer per subscriber.

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 you don’t accidently 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 overage, 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 This offer enables customers to utilize $9.99 of Web Edition database per month at our standard Pay-As-You-Go rates. This equates to one, 1 GB Web Edition database or two, 100 MB Web Edition databases per month.

3 All inbound data transfers are at no charge.

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