How can I get a free MSDN account?

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What is MSDN account?

Visual Studio Standard subscriptions (formerly MSDN Subscriptions) allow development team members to install and use software to design, develop, test, evaluate, and demonstrate other software. Visual Studio software is not licensed for production environments.

How do I access MSDN?

You can buy MSDN Subscriptions either online on or it can be purchased it by your organization. MSDN subscriptions have so many benefits apart from getting the license version of the software.

Does MSDN exist?

In May 2020, the MSDN and TechNet blogs were closed and the content was archived at Microsoft Docs.

Can I use MSDN license at home?

However, the restrictions for the MSDN software running on the developer’s home PC remain the same as in the work environment: the MSDN software installed on the home PC must only be used for design, development and testing purposes; and only other users with an appropriate MSDN subscription can use the software.

How much does MSDN license cost?

A standard Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with MSDN costs $5,999 for the first year and $2,569 annually for renewals. VL customers get a discount, of course. An annual cloud subscription (with non-perpetual license) is a flat $2,999 per year.

Is MSDN worth subscription?

MSDN think that MSDN Ultimate is worth the money if you’re a professional programmer, but if your company provides one for you it’s the best deal. MSDN is more worth the the money if you buy the premium one and buy Visual Studio Ultimate seperatly. MSDN Premium has most of the features that MSDN Ultimate has.

Can I use MSDN license in Azure?

Yes, any current Visual Studio subscriber who has activated their subscription may run most of the software licensed under MSDN on Azure Virtual Machines, providing greater flexibility for developing and testing their applications.

Does MSDN include Office 365?

This page leads you to believe that you get an Office 365 subscription as an MSDN benefit, which is not true. The keys provided do not provide an Office 365 Subscription. You only get the Office Pro Plus 2019 software.

What is MSDN called now?

What is included in MSDN license?

The Microsoft Developer Network, better known as MSDN, now called Visual Studio Subscriptions, is one of Microsoft’s most misunderstood products. The Visual Studio Subscription (formerly MSDN) is one of the largest community platforms for developers working on Microsoft technologies.

Do I need an MSDN license?

What do I get when I buy a MSDN Subscription? Development/Test Environment licenses– MSDN offers its users the ability to access or use any Microsoft Enterprise product they want for Dev/Test purposes. All products like WinServer, BizTalk, SQL Server, SharePoint, Visio, Dynamics, MSProject, MSOffice etc.

Do MSDN keys expire?

MSDN subscriptions are user-specific. To stay in compliance, every person who wants to take advantage of an MSDN benefit, will need to have their own MSDN subscription. I know that developers who use Visual Studio probably get their Visual Studio license through an MSDN subscription.

How does MSDN license work?

Your rights for an MSDN Subscription are perpetual (provided you adhere to the terms of the dev/test only agreement), and this applies to the keys you obtained while you were an Active subscriber. You have the rights to use them perpetually.

How do I find my MSDN product key?

MSDN is a subscription based, per user license. Any developer who benefits from an MSDN subscription can download and use a any of the Microsoft software specified in the license, as long as it is used for development purposes and NOT for production purposes (see the definition above).

What happens when MSDN subscription expires?

You must be signed in to your Visual Studio subscription to view your product keys. Individual product keys are found by selecting the blue Get Key link for a particular product on the Downloads page as shown below. All keys are also available in aggregate on the Product Keys page.

How do I check my MSDN subscription?

Most MSDN subscriptions are a perpetual license. When the subscritions expire, you still have the legal right to use everything that was included in it.

Do Visual Studio licenses expire?

It will ask you to choose your subscription type, just select Personal and click to Next and pass your password which you defined at the time of creating an account. Now you can access your account. It will show on the following page. Click to “Go to my Benefits” to access your MSDN Subscription Benefits.