How can eligible Visual Studio subscribers create an MSDN Microsoft Azure subscription with their work account?

Visual Studio subscribers can activate their Microsoft Azure benefit with a work account by following the steps below:

  1. Navigate to My Account (you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account).
  2. In “Subscription Benefits” under “Microsoft Azure”, choose “Link to your work account”.
  3. Enter a work account (e.g. username@orgname.com) and select “Link”.
  4. Choose “Activate Microsoft Azure” and sign in with your work account.

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