New benefits for Visual Studio subscribers and Dev Essentials members

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we’re excited to announce a set of new benefits for Visual Studio Subscribers and Dev Essentials program members.

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. Here are the details:

Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac is an IDE for developers on macOS looking to design, build, deploy, and manage modern applications, games, and services targeting Android, iOS, macOS, web, and the cloud. Visual Studio subscribers and Visual Studio Dev Essentials members now have access to an edition of Visual Studio for Mac that corresponds to their subscription level,, at no additional cost. The Community edition is free to use for non-enterprise developers, within Dev Essentials program. The Professional and Enterprise editions are available in the Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise subscriptions respectively. Both Visual Studio Cloud Subscriptions Annual and Monthly, will also have access to the corresponding IDE edition.

Learn more about Visual Studio for Mac here

Opsgility on-demand training

Opsgility is a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner that delivers training focused on cloud technologies like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Office 365 , built around a network of industry experts and technical authors that includes Microsoft MVPs and Insiders in more than 10 countries. They help developers build cloud skills through deep-dive training and hands-on labs, learning paths to Microsoft Cloud certifications, and architecture planning sessions.

Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers now get a one-year membership plan to Opsgility, unlocking access to their complete catalog of on-demand videos, hands-on labs, and more. Additionally, Visual Studio Enterprise members receive up to four hours of cloud readiness planning with a Senior Cloud Solution Architect, and a team subscription with up to five licenses.

Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio MSDN Platforms, and Visual Studio Test Pro subscribers now get a six-month membership plan to Opsgility unlocking access to their full catalog of on-demand videos, hands-on labs, and more.

Visual Studio Dev Essentials members — as you may remember from the Visual Studio 2017 launch in March – Dev Essentials members receive access to a free three-month membership to Opsgility’s on-demand training videos. . Beginning today, Dev Essentials members now also have access to hands-on labs!

New Benefits for Visual Studio Subscribers and Dev Essentials Members

Finally, Visual Studio Subscribers and Dev Essentials members also receive a range of special discounts on Opsgility’s instructor-led training offerings. For more information, see Opsgility’s blog.

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

We hope you enjoy these new benefits. Please feel free to share your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas in the comments below!

Shawn Nandi, Senior Director- Developer Programs, Partnerships and Planning – Cloud App Dev and Data Product Marketing
@ShawnNandi

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.