Microsoft Introduces Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions

Visual Studio Subscriptions

At their developer event today, Microsoft announced Visual Studio cloud subscriptions. It offers Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise as monthly or annual cloud subscriptions through a new Visual Studio Marketplace. These subscriptions offer the convenience of a single bill for both subscription purchases and Microsoft Azure cloud services like virtual machines and storage. The Visual Studio Marketplace is a central place for developers to find, acquire and install extensions for the Visual Studio IDEs.

We are adding Visual Studio Professional and Enterprise monthly and annual subscriptions to our existing MSDN subscription lineup. Monthly subscriptions include the Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise IDE, access to Visual Studio Team Services with the optional Test Manager extension (for VS Enterprise subscriptions), and Team Foundation Server client access license. Annual subscriptions add benefits equivalent to those currently offered through MSDN subscriptions, including technical support incidents, Azure credits, Pluralsight training, access to dev/test software, a Windows developer account, Office ProPlus, an Office 365 developer subscription, Power BI Pro, and partner offers, depending on the subscription level.

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