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Subscriptions with Credits for Dev Test only. What constitutes changing it to Production environment RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently have  Visual Studio Subscriptions and therefore have  credits to spend within a subscription. But these subscriptions are for dev and test only

    We are developing some possible services for someone and at the moment its all fully in development. However, its not for a big organisation and we are mainly showing them what they can do.

    If we get to the point where we get data extracts from them and create services to get an end result of having an Power BI App for them to look at, and its working OK

    What point do we HAVE to shift from this credits Dev / test environment to a production environment and how would you do this?

    In the documentation it says

    Monthly Azure credits for Visual Studio subscribers are specifically for individual dev/test usage only. To run production workloads, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid Azure subscription, such as pay-as-you-go pricing.

    What constitutes a Production Workload?

    Also If you Upgrade that subscription, do you lose your credit subscription

    Wouldn't if be best creating a new subscription and moving all your services to this one?


    Debbie


    Friday, February 14, 2020 11:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi Debbie,

    yes - you should create a new subscription and migrate/move your resources used for production purposes to that subscription.

    The basic distinction between production and dev/test is explained fairly well at https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2011/05/31/msdn-subscriptions-pt-1/

    "The single most important concept when discussing MSDN licensing is to understand the difference between production systems (those which are used to actually make money or carry out the business of an organisation) and development systems (those which actually create the programs and applications used in the production systems)"

    However, for full clarity, you should reach out to Microsoft directly

    hth
    Marcin

    • Marked as answer by Debbie Edwards Friday, February 14, 2020 3:23 PM
    Friday, February 14, 2020 11:29 AM

All replies

  • Hi Debbie,

    yes - you should create a new subscription and migrate/move your resources used for production purposes to that subscription.

    The basic distinction between production and dev/test is explained fairly well at https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2011/05/31/msdn-subscriptions-pt-1/

    "The single most important concept when discussing MSDN licensing is to understand the difference between production systems (those which are used to actually make money or carry out the business of an organisation) and development systems (those which actually create the programs and applications used in the production systems)"

    However, for full clarity, you should reach out to Microsoft directly

    hth
    Marcin

    • Marked as answer by Debbie Edwards Friday, February 14, 2020 3:23 PM
    Friday, February 14, 2020 11:29 AM
  • Great, 

    Thank you so much. thats really helpful


    Debbie

    Friday, February 14, 2020 3:22 PM