Priority Support in Visual Studio subscriptions

The Priority Support benefit provides you with access to a variety of support community forums where you can search existing posts or asks new questions. If the community does not respond to your question within two days, Microsoft's support team will provide a response.

Subscribers with selected Visual Studio subscriptions are eligible to receive priority support via a large number of forums covering a variety of topics. Click on any of the links below to go directly to that forum.

Included forums

.NET Framework

Microsoft Azure

Windows Forms Development

Windows Universal Apps

Internet of Things (IoT)

Office Development

SQL Server


Visual Studio

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Languages





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

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

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Support resources

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