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Administrator – Sign In Considerations

Microsoft Support KB - 4013932brief video has been published to channel 9 to help explain onboarding, and Administrator Management   Please Note:  The Visual Studio subscriptions team is working to keep information flowing through the "Subscriptions-Administration" page.  A full version of the FAQ can also be downloaded here.  We are working on new content, and those artifacts will be available soon. How will the Migration impact my organization? The new Visual Studio Subscriptions Administration portal will support Azure Active Directory (AAD).  You will have to option to set up your organization in the new Administration portal in AAD, to increase security, control, and long-term reliability for your organization.  Only subscription administrators will be able to manage their company's subscriptions in the Visual Studio Subscriptions Administration Portal   Does My organization need to sign up for Azure Active Directory (AAD) today? Your organization does not need to sign up for AAD now, but you will have the option to do so prior to the migration.  If you choose to onboard to AAD, you can do so at no cost by using the free tier for AAD.  Further communications and instructions will be sent to administrators in the coming months explaining the next steps in greater detail.  Please feel free to contact us through vs-aad-onboarding@microsoft.com if you have AAD questions or inquiries.   What if my organization doesn't want to use Azure Active Directory (AAD)?  What options will be available? With Azure Active Directory (AAD), you will be protecting your organization with increased security, control, and long-term reliability.  However, if you are not ready for AAD, you will be able to continue using your Microsoft Accounts (MSAs) as you do today.   How will I, as a Subscription Manager, onboard to the new portal? Your organization's Primary or Notices Contact will receive an email with a unique clickable link that will take them to a page that will allow them to sign in using with a "Work or School Account" (backed by Azure Active Directory (AAD)), or a personal Microsoft Account (MSA).  Once signed in, they will need to enter your organization's Public Customer Number (PCN) or Authorization Number to verify the agreements.  Once entered, they will be set up as a "Super Admin" with the capability to add other "Administrators".   Common sign in scenarios or issues:   Need Help? Our Volume Licensing team members will be able to assist you by clicking here. Alternatively, the "Contact Us" Menu available https://www.visualstudio.com/subscriptions/support/ is available
  • Click "Account, Subscription and Billing Support"
  • From the available "Category" choose "Manage subscriptions for my team"
  • From the available "Category" choose "Visual Studio Subscription (formerly MSDN) - For Your Company"
  • Click "Assisted Support"
  • You will be directed to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) help page

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