Visual Studio Subscriptions

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  1. Visual Studio Subscription Benefits
  2. Visual Studio Monthly Subscription Costs

Included in your Visual Studio subscription is access to training from Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning courses. Rely on technical experts to help solve issues that you encounter in your dev/test environments. Frequently asked questions about Visual Studio subscriptions How do. Visual Studio subscriptions is a comprehensive set of resources for you to create, deploy, and manage great applications on your preferred platforms and devices, including Windows, iOS, Android.


As an active Visual Studio subscriber, you can use a range of features in Azure DevOps that are included with your subscription as a benefit. You'll be able to use these same features in each Azure DevOps organization in which you are a member, whether you created the organization or were added by someone else.

Visual Studio subscriptions are licensed per user, not per machine. So if you have an active subscription, you are allowed to use the software anywhere. For more information about usage rights, download the Visual Studio Licensing whitepaper. Visual Studio subscriptions are licensed per user, not per machine. So if you have an active subscription, you are allowed to use the software anywhere. For more information about usage rights, download the Visual Studio Licensing whitepaper. This tab shows all the Visual Studio subscriptions license grants that you are entitled to as part of the active enrollment offer you have in your.

Sign in

When you sign in to Azure DevOps using either the identity that you used for activating your Visual Studio subscription or your alternate identity, we recognize this automatically. This way you can also add a work or school account (which you use when logging into Visual Studio, Microsoft 365, or your corporate or school network), allowing you to access Azure DevOps using both your personal account and your work or school account.


Subscription LevelChannelsBenefitRenewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, monthly cloud)VL, Azure, Retail, selected NFR1Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test Plans, self-hosted parallel jobsYes
Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub EnterpriseVLAzure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test Plans, self-hosted parallel jobsYes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, monthly cloud)VL, Azure, RetailAzure Boards & Repos (Basic2)Yes
Visual Studio Professional subscription with GitHub EnterpriseVLAzure Boards & Repos (Basic2)Yes
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard)VL, RetailAzure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test PlansYes
MSDN Platforms (Standard)VL, RetailAzure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test PlansYes

1Includes: Not for Resale (NFR), Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD), Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP), Microsoft Partner Network (Enterprise), BizSpark, MCT Software & Services Developer, FTE.Excludes: MCT Software & Services, Imagine.

2 *Basic plan includes defining release pipelines and multi-stage continuous deployment (CD) pipelines, and using approvals and gates to control deployments; when the Free access to Pipelines Preview feature is enabled, Stakeholders gain access to all Azure Pipelines features. *


Microsoft no longer offers Visual Studio Professional Annual subscriptions and Visual Studio Enterprise Annual subscriptions in Cloud Subscriptions. There will be no change to existing customers experience and ability to renew, increase, decrease, or cancel their subscriptions. New customers are encouraged to go to to explore different options to purchase Visual Studio.

Not sure which subscription you're using? Connect to to see all the subscriptions assigned to you.If you don't see all your subscriptions, you may have one or more assigned to a different email address. You'll need to sign in with that email address to see those subscriptions.

Frequently asked questions

Q: As a Visual Studio Enterprise subscriber, do I get additional parallel jobs for TFS and Azure Pipelines?

A: Yes. Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers get one parallel job in Team Foundation Server 2017 or later and one self-hosted parallel job in each Azure DevOps Services organization where they are a member.

Support resources

  • For assistance with sales, subscriptions, accounts and billing for Visual Studio Subscriptions, see Visual Studio Subscriptions support.
  • Have a question about Visual Studio IDE, Azure DevOps, or other Visual Studio products or services? Visit Visual Studio support.
  • Azure DevOps documentation.

See also

Next steps

Learn more about Azure DevOps features:

Learn how to activate your Azure DevTest individual credit.

The software needs to be activated using a license key. For the initial purchase and frequently asked questions, please see


Existing subscriptions and license keys can be managed at our dashboard (upper right icon at our Web Site).

  1. Create an account at the login/register page. You can instantly login using a social account or you can create a new account with email. The login information supplied from the vendor (2checkout) does not work here.

    Don't forget to click [Send verification code] button after filling up the e-mail address.

  2. The dashboard lists license keys associated with your account. In case there are no keys yet, add it to your account using the [Associate License Key] button.


The dashboard provides information about active and past subscriptions. It lists the subscriptions, shows the expiration dates, lets you to renew it, or to manage users actively using your subscription.

Manage Users


Under the Subscriptions page, each subscription lets you to Manage Users. Here users can be disabled to increase the available seats number, or to extend seats by purchasing additional seats for more users.

  • Active state signalizes a user that activated the license on his machine.
  • Inactive state signalizes a user that has been disabled, or a user that could not activate the product due to insufficient seats count.
  • Disable button frees the taken seat, and deactivates the user.
  • Block disallows user to activate the product.

Visual Studio Subscription Benefits

Purchase more seats

The Manage Users page above allows to quickly increase the subscription seats count. Whenever there are more active users than the license was purchased for, the number can be increased at this page.

The number represents the total number of seats after the purchase. Extending the number of seats also renews the subscription. The price is calculated as new seats price after the quantity discount, plus the renewal price accordingly to the expiration date.

Visual Studio Monthly Subscription Costs

For more information about subscriptions and licensing, please see the frequently asked questions.