New benefits for Visual Studio subscribers and Dev Essentials members

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Today at the Visual Studio 2017 launch event we announced a set of new and updated benefits for our subscribers. If you missed any of the event or want to watch the on-demand trainings, check out the launch event page. If you’re a current Visual Studio subscriber or Dev Essentials program member activate your new benefits to get started right away.  To learn more about our developer subscriptions and programs visit the Visual Studio site.

We’re pleased to announce the following new and updated benefits:

Office365 Dev Account

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers now get multi-user access with 25-seat Office365 developer account to create and test applications for Office365.

Opsgility on-demand training

Visual Studio Dev Essentials members now have 3-month subscription to one of the most comprehensive video libraries of Microsoft Azure curriculum available. After the 3-month period, members will be eligible to upgrade to a full Opsgility membership plan for 25% off, including full lab guides and more. For more information, see Opsgility’s blog.

Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers get a 6-month subscription with full access to Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop. These tools provide test automation to help ensure the security, reliability, and performance of transactions across modern business systems. Simulate and test the behavior of unavailable and evolving applications and systems. At the end of the 6-month period, users qualify for a 25% discount on the price of annual subscription.  For more information, check out Parasoft’s benefit page.

Pluralsight on-demand training

We heard your feedback and revamped the Pluralsight benefit this year!

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers now have full access to Pluralsight’s entire course catalog and technology learning platform for 12 months, so you can dive into courses, learning paths and assessments on mobile, Web, and DevOps.  After 12 months, you’ll have access to 40 selected courses or you can purchase a full Pluralsight subscription with 25% discount.

Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio MSDN Platforms, and Visual Studio Test Pro subscribers now have access to 40 selected courses on Pluralsight’s new learning platform. As before, we’ll update these trainings periodically over the course of the year to help keep your skills up-to-date with new technology. If you want to purchase a full Pluralsight subscription, you can also take advantage of the 25% discount.

In celebration of the anniversary, the first 1000 Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers who sign-up for the updated Pluralsight benefit and complete one course will get a special, limited edition 20th Anniversary Visual Studio t-shirt and a multi-purpose tool from Pluralsight.*

Redgate Data Tools

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers now have Redgate Data Tools included with their subscription to extend DevOps processes to SQL Server and Azure SQL databases and increase your productivity when working with SQL! Develop, source control, and safely automate deployments of databases changes, right alongside your application changes using tools like ReadyRoll Core, SQL Prompt Core, and SQL Search. To learn more check out this post on Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017.

WhiteSource Bolt

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers get a 6-month subscription with full access to WhiteSource Bolt, an open source management tool integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server platforms. It’s a lightweight solution that helps developers identify problematic open source components earlier in the development process to increase the overall security and quality of applications. At the end of the 6-month period, users qualify for a 25% on the price of annual subscription to the extension. For more information, see WhiteSource’s blog.

Again, you can enjoy the videos from the launch and on-demand videos here and don’t forget to download Visual Studio 2017!

Log into the Visual Studio Subscriptions portal today to get your new benefits.

Let us know what you’d like to see by sharing your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas in the comments below!

nandi Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Partnerships and Planning

Shawn drives partnerships and business planning for the developer business at Microsoft as well as product marketing for developer programs and subscriptions including Visual Studio Subscriptions and Dev Essentials.

*Limit one t-shirt and tool per subscriber. This giveaway ends on May 1, 2017 or while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash.  Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.  Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be re-sent. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for shipment of your gift. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.


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