Azure DevOps 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. 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.

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

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Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, selected NFR1 Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test Plans, self-hosted parallel jobs Yes
Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test Plans, self-hosted parallel jobs Yes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2) Yes
Visual Studio Professional subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2) Yes
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2), Azure Test Plans Yes
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Azure Boards & Repos (Basic2), 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.

2 *Basic plan includes defining release pipelines and multi-stage continuous deployment (CD) pipelines, and using approvals and gates to control deployments; when the Free access to Pipelines Preview feature is enabled, Stakeholders gain access to all Azure Pipelines features. *


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.

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Frequently asked questions

Q: As a Visual Studio Enterprise subscriber, do I get additional parallel jobs for TFS and Azure Pipelines?

A: Yes. Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers get one parallel job in Team Foundation Server 2017 or later and one self-hosted parallel job in each Azure DevOps Services organization where they are a member.

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Next steps

Learn more about Azure DevOps features:

Learn how to activate your Azure DevTest individual credit.