Visual Studio Professional Subscription - Is Dev/Test Labs Pricing for SQL Managed Instance included?

Paul Johnson 26 Reputation points
2022-07-12T16:11:29.96+00:00

Hello,

I've seen at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/dev-test-pricing-for-azure-sql-database-managed-instance-is-now-available/ where SQL Managed Instance is available with Dev/Test Labs pricing for Enterprise customers. I've seen at https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/subscriptions/#azure?cat=visual-studio-professional-subscription that Dev/Test Labs pricing is available I have a Visual Studio Professional subscription. But it's not clear to me that if I have a Visual Studio Professional subscription and sign up for a Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test Lab subscription, that SQL Managed Instance is available with Dev/Test Labs pricing. So my question is, if I have a Visual Studio Professional subscription and sign up for a Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test Lab subscription, is SQL Managed Instance available with Dev/Test Labs pricing?

Thanks,
Paul

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 22,091 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-07-16T07:43:14.01+00:00

    Hello, @Paul Johnson !

    Azure DevTest Labs vs Azure Dev/Test pricing
    A quick point of clarification: Azure DevTest Labs is an Azure service that allows devs to quickly create preconfigured VMs for development and test while Azure Dev/Test pricing offers Visual Studio subscribers discounted rates on VMs and Azure services. Azure Dev/Test pricing would affect both Azure DevTest Labs and SQL Managed Instances but it sounds like you are interested in discounted pricing for SQL Managed Instance.

    How do I get Dev/Test pricing for SQL Managed Instance?
    Dev/Test pricing for SQL Managed Instance is included in two Azure offers. Under the correct offer/subscription, you would receive these discounts as described in the offer details linked below (note the "Activate" button):

    1 - Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test (this is not to be confused with the Pay-as-you-go offer)
    2 - Enterprise Dev/Test

    These offers include:

    In addition to the low dev/test rates on VMs, you also get low rates on Cloud Services, SQL Database, SQL Managed Instance, HDInsight, App Service (Basic, Standard, Premium v2, Premium v3) and Logic Apps.

    You can also enjoy additional savings with Reservations for one-year or three-year commitment on VMs, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

    Additional questions
    For additional information on those discounts, Azure sales or even Azure billing (as billing support is included for all Azure customers) would be a great resource for answering questions.

    If you are interested in using Azure DevTest Labs for reasons other than the Dev/Test pricing benefit (as you can use PaaS services in Azure DevTest Labs), let me know and I can do some additional investigation.

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