Visual Studio Subscriptions

Developer tools, cloud services, software, support and training
The most comprehensive set of resources for you to create, deploy, and manage great applications on your preferred platforms and devices, including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
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Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Create, deploy, and manage applications on your platforms and devices

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Software trials and downloads

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Visual Studio Subscriptions provide perpetual use rights for the Visual Studio IDE, while Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions (annual and monthly) provide use rights for the IDE only through the duration of the subscription.
Visual Studio Subscriptions and Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions – Annual provide access to comprehensive set of developer tools, cloud services, software, support and training.

Developer tools

Get access to the latest versions of Visual Studio: full featured IDE for Android, iOS, Windows, web and cloud app development, and other cross-platform tooling.
  • Visual Studio Professional IDE or Visual Studio Enterprise IDE
  • Team Foundation Server and TFS CAL
  • Xamarin Studio (for OS X)1
Comprehensive set of cloud services

Cloud services

Receive free access to Azure services, plus discounted development and test rates, and exclusive access to a subscriber only image gallery with preconfigured virtual machines. Share code, track work, and ship software – for any language, all in a single package.
  • Azure developer services
  • Visual Studio Team Services – access to unlimited number of accounts
  • Office 365 Developer Subscription2, PowerBI Pro3


Access core Microsoft software with simple per-user licensing, enables you to install and use software as much as you need for your development projects.
  • Windows and Windows Server
  • SQL, SharePoint3 and Exchange3
  • Office Professional Plus2
Software trials and downloads
World-class training and support

Support and training

Take your skills to the next level with world-class technical training on all and the latest trends, technologies, across platforms. Rely on technical experts to help you solve break-fix issues in non-production environments.
  • Pluralsight training
  • Xamarin University
  • Microsoft Professional Technical Support incidents
  1. Included in Visual Studio Professional Subscription, Visual Studio Professional Subscription – Annual, Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription, Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription – Annual
  2. Included only in Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription, Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription – Annual
  3. Included in Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription, Visual Studio Enterprise Subscription – Annual, MSDN Platforms

Developer tools

Cloud services

Software access

Support + training

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