Using the Visual Studio monthly subscription, you can start and stop your projects whenever you want! Increase your flexibility by paying monthly and your efficiency by pooling your development tools on the same invoice with other Microsoft Azure cloud services (e.g. virtual machines and storage).
With this type of subscription you can log in to any Azure devOps account at no additional cost (to the account owner). By creating as many accounts as you want, you and your team can use the cloud to share code, track development work, and even ship software! But it also allows you to connect to your TFS server for the same purposes. You get a client access licence which is both a server licence and a user licence.
Common example of compliance: an intern joins your team for a fairly short period of time (2-3 months): now you no longer need to purchase a standard 24/36 month licence to be compliant. Just take out a licence for the duration of the internship.
*Licensing reminder: Visual Studio is individual and registered. 1 licence = 1 user
The two main differences between these two subscriptions lie in the different time span, and the difference of MSDN advantages, which have a big impact in terms of ROI in the standard version. (e.g.: € 130/month for the Enterprise version, initial telephone support, training, the complete set of Microsoft products, access to previous versions).
The IDE remains the same whether you switch from a standard subscription to the cloud, however, if you switch from a standard subscription to the cloud, you lose your MSDN benefits.
If you need these benefits, we advise you to maintain your standard subscription and take out the cloud subscription to manage your needs more efficiently. The cloud solution is adaptable, more flexible and obligation-free.
If you don't need these benefits and you want to save money, opt for a monthly cloud subscription.
Find the components you like to use with Visual Studio Marketplace. You can buy Azure DevOps and TFS users, artefacts, build pipelines, third party products (Jenkins, my SQL, Git, Sonar source...).
Visual Studio Marketplace is a must-have tool for any developer, as it offers the products you use every day and much more, in just a few clicks!
The monthly credit does not apply to the purchase of the following services:
To get these services, contact us for a subscription.
Discounts on Azure to support ongoing development and testing
Virtual machines (Windows, BizTalk (Enterprise and Standard), SQL Server (Enterprise, Standard and Web): are billed at CentOS/Ubuntu Linux virtual machine rates.
Azure SQL Database: up to 55% savings
Enterprise Login Logic Apps: up to 50% discount
Instances App Service (Basic and Standard), Cloud Service instances, HDInsight instances: The discount varies according to the instance size and type.
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