Visual Studio App Center in Visual Studio subscriptions

App Center is mission control for apps.

  • Automatically build your app, test it on real devices, and distribute it to beta testers
  • Collect crash reports and user analytics, including custom events.
  • Add push notifications to your app in minutes

Activation steps

Getting started with Visual Studio App Center is easy.

  1. Sign in to https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits.

  2. Locate the Visual Studio App Center tile, and click Get started.

    VS App Center Tile

  3. Next, create an account. You can use existing accounts for Microsoft, Google, GitHub or Facebook to log in, or create a new account by providing your username, email, and password. Click Create account to continue.

    VS App Center Create Account

  4. That's all there is to it. Just click Add new organization or Add new app to get started!

    VS App Center Portal

Eligibility

Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, NFR1 Included Yes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, monthly cloud) VL, Azure, Retail Included Yes
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Included Yes
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Included Yes

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

Note

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 https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/pricing/ to explore different options to purchase Visual Studio.

Not sure which subscription you're using? Connect to https://my.visualstudio.com/subscriptions to see all the subscriptions assigned to your email address. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Q: I get an error that my browser is unsupported. What's wrong?

A: App Center requires newer capabilities that may not be provided by some older browsers. If your browser isn't supported, follow these steps:

  1. Open a different browser, such as Microsoft Edge or the latest versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, or Safari.
  2. Connect to the Visual Studio https://my.visualstudio.com/benefits and sign in.
  3. Now click on the Get started link on the Visual Studio App Center tile.

You should now be able to access the App Center portal and create your account.

Support Resources

Next steps

Azure is your personal sandbox for dev/test. You can provision virtual machines, cloud services, and other Azure resources. If you haven't already, activate your Azure benefit.