Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop in Visual Studio subscriptions

Test earlier and more often. Simulate and test the behavior of unavailable evolving applications and systems. Your benefit includes a free six-month subscription. At the end of your six-month subscription, you’ll qualify for a 25% discount on the price of an annual subscription.

Activation steps

  1. To use your Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop benefit, sign in to

  2. Locate the Parasoft tile in the Tools section and click on the Get Code link at the bottom of the benefit tile. You’ll receive a notification that the code was successfully retrieved. Click Activate.

    Parasoft Benefit Tile

  3. You’ll be redirected to the Parasoft website, where you’ll create an account. Just provide your contact information and click Submit.

    Parasoft Benefit Create Account

  4. Once you’ve created your account, you’ll see a notification that you've been sent an email with download instructions. (Remember to check your spam or junk mail folders if you don’t see the email in your inbox.)

  5. Open the email and copy the Activation Code to your clipboard.

  6. Click on the link that corresponds to your operating system.

    Parasoft Benefit Welcome Email

  7. Depending on which browser you use, you may see different dialogs providing you with the opportunity to run the installer. In Internet Explorer, for example, you’ll see a list of recent downloads with parasoft_soavirt_9.10.2_win32_x86_64.exe listed at the top. Click Run to start the installer.

  8. When the User Account Control dialog opens, click Yes.

  9. Choose your desired language, and click OK.

  10. The Parasoft SOAtest & Virtualize Setup Wizard will start. Click Next.

    Parasoft Benefit Installation Start

  11. Click I accept the agreement, then click Next.

  12. Choose where you would like to install the files, and click Next.

  13. Next, you can choose which components to install, or install them all (default). Make your selections and click Next.

  14. Specify where you would like the shortcut for the application installed, and click Next.

  15. The SOAtest Web Root Certificate Authority certificate is required for certain functional tests on HTTPS sites. Choose whether to install the Root CA certificate and click Next.

    Parasoft Benefit  Root CA Certificate

  16. Choose whether you want desktop and quick launch icons created during installation, and click Next.

  17. Confirm the options you've selected, and click Install to begin installing the software.

    Parasoft Benefit Ready to Install

  18. When the setup is complete, click Finish. You're now ready to start using your Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop benefit!


Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard) VL, Azure, Retail, selected NFR1 6 months Yes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard) VL, Azure, Retail Not available NA
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Not available NA
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Not available NA
Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Professional (monthly cloud) Azure Not available NA

1 Includes: Microsoft Partner Network (Enterprise). Excludes: Not for Resale (NFR), Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP), FTE, MCT Software & Services Developer, BizSpark, Imagine, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD). MCT Software & Services.


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