Microsoft Action Pack subscribers and competency partners earn licenses for software development tools.
The number and level of Visual Studio subscriptions vary by membership level as highlighted in the Core Benefits page. To get started, follow the steps outlined below.
Note: Visual Studio subscriptions are licensed per user.
In order to get started, you must:
If you are looking for more information about Visual Studio subscriptions or how to activate your subscription, select the “Activate your Visual Studio subscription” tab.
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Take these steps to activate your MSDN subscription:
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Note: Only members with an activated subscription are entitled to use the software. If you are using Visual Studio 2013 or later, you are required to log in with your Microsoft account at least once every 30 days or your copy of Visual Studio will downgrade to a trial copy. Sharing sign-in credentials is prohibited.
Consider purchasing more Visual Studio subscriptions and Team Foundation Server with a 20 percent savings for partners with a competency.If you have already been assigned a Visual Studio subscription, click “Access Visual Studio subscriber downloads.” If you have not been assigned a Visual Studio subscription, please contact your account administrator.