Azure DevTest Pay-As-You-Go subscriptions

Collaborate with your team in the cloud. Create multiple Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go subscriptions, enabling collaboration with other subscribers while also providing isolation between teams and environments. You receive exclusive discounted hourly rates for dev/test and cloud use rights for your subscription software on Azure.

Set up a subscription

  1. To use your Azure Pay-As-You-Go subscription benefit, sign in to https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits and click on the Activate link at the bottom of the benefit tile.

    Azure PAYG Tile

  2. If you have already activated an Azure account as part of your subscription benefits (for example, if you have an Enterprise subscription and activated your $150 monthly Azure DevTest individual credit), skip to step 5.

  3. On the Microsoft Azure Sign up page, you’ll have the option to either set up the Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test offer (PAYG), or upgrade to the Visual Studio Enterprise offer. Click Continue with the current offer (Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test) if you don’t wish to upgrade.

  4. To verify your identity, enter a phone number, and choose “Send text message” or “Call me”. Enter the code you receive. Click Verify code.

  5. Next, please provide the billing information for your account and click Next. (This will be the credit card that is charged for all your Azure purchases.)

  6. In the Agreement section, click on the check box to accept the subscription agreement, offer details and privacy statement, then click Purchase.

  7. On the Welcome to Microsoft Azure page you’ll have the option to buy a support plan, or get started using your subscription.

  8. If you choose to get started using your subscription, you’ll see the Microsoft Azure portal and, if it’s your first visit, you’ll be offered a quick tour of some of the features. Once you’ve completed or opted out of the tour, you’ll see the Dashboard. You’re ready to start using Azure!

Frequently asked questions

Q: What if I want to make changes to this subscription?

A: To make changes to any of your Azure subscriptions:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. In the list in the left pane, select Cost Management + Billing.
  3. You'll see a list of your subscriptions in the My subscriptions box. Click the desired subscription.
  4. You'll now have options to manage or cancel the subscription, rename it, change the directory, or transfer billing ownership.

See also

Next steps

Many subscriptions include additional Azure-related benefits such as Azure DevOps and Azure DevTest individual credit. For more information about these benefits, please see: