MSDN Subscriptions, now called Visual Studio Subscriptions, provides access to developer tools, cloud services, software, support and training. It’s a complete package to build your next great app for any platform with the power of Visual Studio IDE and the rich resources in your subscription.
With our new cloud subscriptions, you can rent Visual Studio, VSTS, and the subscriber benefits you need without a long-term contract. Billing is handled through your Microsoft Azure subscription, supporting credit card payment, purchases through the Enterprise Agreement contract*, and Cloud Solution Provider partners. If you don’t have an Azure subscription yet, no worries—it’s free to set up and you can do this while you make your first purchase.
While we’ve recently dropped the “with MSDN” from the names of our main Visual Studio subscriptions, these are the same subscriptions that we’ve offered for years through software resellers on multi-year Microsoft Volume Licensing contracts, and directly through the Microsoft Store online. In most cases for standard subscriptions you will be buying Visual Studio, not renting.
Standard subscriptions for developers
Standard subscriptions for testers and IT Professionals