Azure DevOps benefits for Visual Studio subscribers

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.

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, Office 365, or your corporate or school network), allowing you to access Azure DevOps using both your personal account and your work or school account.

Sign up for a free Azure DevOps organization


Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, selected NFR1 Azure Boards & Repos (Basic), Azure Test Plans, Azure Pipelines (self-hosted) Yes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, Azure Boards & Repos (Basic) Yes
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Azure Boards & Repos (Basic), Azure Test Plans Yes
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Azure Boards & Repos (Basic), Azure Test Plans Yes

1 Includes: 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.


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.

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Learn more about Azure DevOps features: