Manage Visual Studio subscriptions offered through the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

Partners who earn a competency or who purchase the Action Pack in MPN are eligible to use Visual Studio subscriptions. These subscriptions are licensed per user, and are only valid when assigned to a specific named user who works for the partner company.

See Visual Studio subscriptions offered to partners in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) for details.

Microsoft Action Pack subscribers

Microsoft Action Pack subscriber and Visual Studio subscriptions

  1. Program Administrator will log into Partner Membership Center
  2. Associate people through Requirements and Assets
  3. Locate individuals and Assign Roles
  4. Select First, Second, or Third Technical Contact and Save
  5. Select Requirements & Assets
  6. Select Privileges
  7. Select Visual Studio Subscriptions (Note: Visual Studio subscription update pending)
  8. Select the desired Individual
  9. Click Submit
  10. The individual will receive an email
  11. The assigned individual will access https://my.visualstudio.com to sign in
  12. A Visual Studio profile page may be displayed, including:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Contact Email
  13. Sign-in is now complete, and the subscriber should have access to benefits

Competency Partners

  1. Select Requirements and Assets
  2. Select Privileges
  3. Select MSDN Subscriptions (Note: this will be relabeled "Visual Studio subscriptions" soon)
  4. Locate the desired Individual
  5. Click Submit
  6. The individual will receive an email
  7. The assigned individual will access https://my.visualstudio.com to sign in
  8. A Visual Studio profile page may be displayed
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Contact Email
  9. Sign-in is now complete, and the subscriber should have access to benefits

Resources and references

Next steps

Subscribers and Program Administrators should work directly with the Microsoft Partner Network support team to resolve any problems with subscribers accessing subscriptions. Visit the Support for Partners page for assistance. (Your MPN sign in credentials will be required.)