MSDN Subscribers Are Throwing Away Thousands of Dollars by Not Using Azure

Microsoft's most senior Windows Azure development executive, Scott Guthrie, in his keynote speech on Tuesday during the Visual Studio Live event, has whole heartedly tried to encourage their MSDN subscribers to take full advantage of and leverage their Windows Azure cloud credits via Microsoft Developer Network subscriptions. Guthrie went on to ask the basic question of how many subscribers even know that by not using Windows Azure today, they're giving up thousands of dollars of free cloud credits. Guthrie pointed out that out of all the MSDN subscribers present at the event, only less than 20% where actually leveraging this benefit. The Windows Azure Benefits for MSDN subscribers vary by their specific subscription level but those maintaining a Visual Studio Professional with MSDN receive $50 in free Azure usage credits per month, those with Visual Studio Premium with MSDN get $100 in credits, and those with Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN get $150 in credits. Doing the math, these monthly benefits add up to $750 per year, $1,300 per year and $1,850 per year, respectively. Taking and enterprise business into account who may have over 100 active subscribers, you can see how these figures add up to huge numbers. Read the full story here.



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand Event Event Date: April 3, 2014 2014 is the year that cloud integration comes to the forefront. Moving applications and services from on-premise into the Cloud is an unstoppable enterprise force. When done correctly, Cloud means higher efficiency, more flexibility and lower cost. Done incorrectly, you can run into dead-ends, costly delays and other pitfalls. Which business processes are optimal for Cloud? Which are best left inside the firewall? And what are the pitfalls and payoffs of conducting …

  • These days, you're probably hearing a lot of hype about "big data." Vendors are currently hawking a wealth of new tools, all of which promise to help your organization unlock previously inaccessible insights from your proprietary information. According to the authors, there is no doubt that big data, i.e., organization-wide data that's being managed in a centralized repository, can yield valuable discoveries that will result in improved products and performance — if properly analyzed. Nonetheless, you …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds