In this article, I will discuss MSDN subscription benefits, how to get and activate MSDN subscription. You can buy MSDN subscriptions eighter online from https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ or it can be purchased by your organization.
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MSDN Subscription Benefits
There are so many benefits apart from getting the licensed version of the software. MSDN is free for students at participating universities and provides resources required in the development lifecycle. Key benefits of an MSDN subscription include:
- Online and offline versions of Microsoft Product documentation.
- Software licenses for Microsoft products like Visual Studio, Windows, Azure, TFS (Team Foundation Server), etc.
- Technical support from Microsoft.
- MSDN Magazine.
- Updates on various events and conferences.
- The defined credit score will be credited to your Azure account.
How to get MSDN subscription (New)
If you are new and don’t know how to buy an MSDN subscription then you are in the right place. Just open the following link and click to “Buy a subscription”. https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/subscriptions/.
You will get the next window with price details for monthly and standard subscriptions respectively. You can go through the features and purchase the subscription plan accordingly.
Now click on “Buy Professional” or “Buy Enterprise” edition from there. It will redirect to the next page where you can log in with your Microsoft account and make payment for that. Once you have purchased your subscription is ready for use.
How to activate MSDN subscription
If you haven’t purchased an MSDN subscription and your email id is registered with MSDN subscription by your organization. Then you can easily get the benefit of MSDN subscription. Make sure that your email id should be registered within MSDN. Follow the below steps to activate your MSDN subscription.
Step 1: Open the following URL and click on the sign in your account. https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/subscriptions/
Step 2: Click on Create one! as link as marked in the following image. [Don’t enter your email id here]
Step 3: On the next page enter your organization’s email id to create an account.
Step 3: Now you will receive a verification email to your registered email Id as follows:-
Step 4: You need to add some more details and confirm as follows:-
Step 5: After clicking on the Confirm button you will go to the account profile page. Now you need to click on the Use your benefits button from the left bottom of the page as follows:-
Step 6: Finally you will be able to access your MSDN Subscription dashboard.
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