Windows Azure Benefit for Visual Studio Premium with MSDN
Windows Azure provides great benefits for MSDN subscribers with Visual Studio Premium. These benefits include $0.00 monthly credits of Windows Azure, lower rates and no additional charge for using MSDN software on Windows Azure for development and test.
Flexibility with Windows Azure Credits
For the first month after activation of your benefit, you receive $0.00 of Windows Azure credits. After the first month, you receive $0.00 of Windows Azure credits every month. The choice is now yours on how you use your Windows Azure credits. Use them on any Windows Azure service based on your needs including, Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, Storage, SQL Database, Content Delivery Network, HDInsight, Media Services, and many more.
Any unused monthly credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Windows Azure subscriptions.
Virtualize with Lower Rates
Speed up your development and test using Windows Azure virtual machines. Your credits now last longer because MSDN subscribers receive discounted hourly rates. That’s not all. Stop your virtual machines and we will stop billing them within a minute.
Discounted Hourly Rates:
|Feature||Retail Price||MSDN Member Price||Savings|
|Virtual Machines – Small (A1) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||33% |
|Virtual Machines – Medium (A2) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||33% |
|Virtual Machines – Large (A3) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||33% |
|Virtual Machines – Extra Large (A4) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||33% |
|Cloud Services – Small (A1) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
|Cloud Services – Medium (A2) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
|Cloud Services – Large (A3) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
|Cloud Services – Extra Large (A4) ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
|Websites (Reserved) - Small ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||40% |
|Websites (Reserved) - Medium ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||40% |
|Websites (Reserved) - Large ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||40% |
|HDInsight – Compute Node ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
|HDInsight – Head Node ||$0.00/hour ||$0.00/hour ||25% |
Monthly usage in excess of the monthly credit amount included with your offer will be charged at either the discounted rates listed in the table above or the Pay-As-You-Go rates for other services not listed in the table. You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any changes to the rates.
No additional charge for using MSDN software
There is no additional charge for the MSDN software that runs on top of Windows Server such as SQL Server. You get access to preconfigured virtual machine images with MSDN software, such as SQL Server and BizTalk Server. Alternatively, upload your own virtual machine with your MSDN software. You will only be charged at the discounted Windows Server rate as listed in the table above.
On your Windows Azure MSDN subscription, you can use the software covered by your MSDN subscription for development and test purposes, with the exception of Windows client which is not licensed for usage on Windows Azure.
Microsoft server software that are supported by Windows Azure Virtual Machines are listed here.
Use up to your monthly Windows Azure credits at no charge. If you exceed your monthly credits, your service will be disabled for that month. You can choose to turn off your Spending Limit, and any usage each month in excess of the monthly credits will be charged at the rates specified in this offer. Read more about the Spending Limit feature.
Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
You must have a Visual Studio Premium with MSDN subscription and utilize a Microsoft Account associated with that subscription. You must maintain an active MSDN membership to enjoy the Windows Azure MSDN benefit. This offer is limited to one per subscriber.
Credit or debit cards only, unless previously approved for invoice.
More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.
You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.
This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:
|Algeria $ USD ||Argentina ARS ||Australia $ AUD |
|Austria € EUR ||Azerbaijan $ USD ||Bahrain $ USD |
|Belarus $ USD ||Belgium € EUR ||Brazil $ USD |
|Bulgaria € EUR ||Canada $ CAD ||Chile $ USD |
|Colombia $ USD ||Costa Rica $ USD ||Croatia $ USD |
|Cyprus € EUR ||Czech Republic € EUR ||Denmark kr DKK |
|Dominican Rep. $ USD ||Ecuador $ USD ||Egypt $ USD |
|El Salvador $ USD ||Estonia € EUR ||Finland € EUR |
|France € EUR ||Germany € EUR ||Greece € EUR |
|Guatemala $ USD ||Hong Kong $ USD ||Hungary € EUR |
|Iceland € EUR ||India $ USD ||Indonesia IDR |
|Ireland € EUR ||Israel $ USD ||Italy € EUR |
|Japan ¥ JPY ||Jordan $ USD ||Kazakhstan $ USD |
|Kenya $ USD ||Korea KRW ||Kuwait $ USD |
|Latvia € EUR ||Liechtenstein CHF ||Lithuania € EUR |
|Luxemburg € EUR ||Macedonia (FYRO) $ USD ||Malaysia $ USD |
|Malta € EUR ||Mexico $ USD ||Montenegro $ USD |
|Morocco $ USD ||Netherlands € EUR ||New Zealand $ NZD |
|Nigeria $ USD ||Norway kr NOK ||Oman $ USD |
|Pakistan $ USD ||Panama $ USD ||Paraguay $ USD |
|Peru $USD ||Philippines $ USD ||Poland € EUR |
|Portugal € EUR ||Puerto Rico $ USD ||Qatar $ USD |
|Romania € EUR ||Russia RUB ||Saudi Arabia SAR |
|Serbia $ USD ||Singapore $ USD ||Slovakia € EUR |
|Slovenia € EUR ||South Africa ZAR ||Spain € EUR |
|Sri Lanka $ USD ||Sweden kr SEK ||Switzerland Fr CHF |
|Taiwan TWD ||Thailand $ USD ||Trinidad and Tobago $ USD |
|Tunisia $ USD ||Turkey TRY ||United Arab Emirates $ USD |
|Ukraine $ USD ||United Kingdom £ GBP ||United States $ USD |
|Uruguay $ USD ||Venezuela $ USD ||- |
The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.
Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
The standard quota is 20 concurrent Standard Small (A1) compute instances or an equivalent number of other types or sizes of compute instances as determined by using the compute instance quota conversion table below.
|1 COMPUTE INSTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING||NUMBER OF EQUIVALENT STANDARD SMALL (A1) INSTANCES|
|Extra Small (A0) ||1 |
|Small (A1) ||1 |
|Medium (A2) ||2 |
|Large (A3) or A6 ||4 |
|Extra Large (A4) or A7 ||8 |
5 concurrent storage accounts
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If you exceed the above quotas for a given month, you will still be responsible for charges that exceed the quotas. We also reserve the right to disable your account in any month that you exceed the quota, but we will make multiple attempts to contact you by e-mail before doing so. There are additional situations that may require us to disable a customer's account, including non-payment of fees. For further details, please refer to our Online Services Use Rights for the Windows Azure platform that is published on our legal page.
Windows Azure MSDN benefit is intended for development and test purposes. We reserve the right to suspend any instance (VM or cloud service) that runs continuously for more than 120 hours or if we determine that the instance is being used for production. Production workloads must be run on regular subscriptions.
Service Level Agreements
Windows Azure MSDN benefit is intended for development and test purposes. Usage within the Windows Azure MSDN subscription does not carry a financially-backed SLA.
All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running, or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Usage Quotas section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.
For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for over 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.
You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:
- Log into either the current management portal or the new preview portal
- Access your hosted service(s) via our Windows Azure APIs