The CloudPilot benefit in Visual Studio subscriptions

Move your apps to Microsoft Azure in a few easy steps. In minutes, identify all required code changes down to the line of code for successful migration to: Containers, VMs, App Services, SQL Azure, and/or SQL MI. Then, migrate apps to Azure using wizards leveraging Azure Site Recovery, DMA, and DMS.


CloudPilot, by UnifyCloud, is designed to help developers quickly and easily move applications to Azure. In a fraction of time a manual assessment would take, CloudPilot accurately determines Azure PaaS & IaaS migration costs and provides detailed recommendations, down to the line of code, on what code changes need to be made for the application to run in the Cloud. CloudPilot assists in the initial assessment of the Cloud migration effort and in development planning, in the re-factoring process by offering detailed code-level changes for the Cloud, and in the final testing against enterprise technology controls and policies.

Activation steps

  1. Sign in to

  2. Locate the CloudPilot benefit tile in the "Tools" category, and click on Get Code.

    CloudPilot Benefit Tile

  3. You'll see a message letting you know your code has been retrieved successfully. Select Activate, at which point you'll be redirected to the CloudPilot page where you can continue the activation process. (If you do not choose to activate now, you can always come back to the CloudPilot tile in the subscription portal. The "Get Code" link will change to "Activate", and selecting it will take you to the next step in the activation process.)

  4. Check out the benefits of CloudPilot for your development efforts. When you're ready, select the Activate button.

    CloudPilot Landing Page

  5. To create your account and activate your CloudPilot subscription, fill out the contact information in the web form, and select SIGN UP.

    CloudPilot Registration Page


    Activations of the CloudPilot benefit are limited to ten per organization, redeemed from any combination of Visual Studio Enterprise or Visual Studio Professional subscriptions. If your organization's ten activations have already been consumed, you'll be unable to activate the CloudPilot benefit and you'll receive an email from UnifyCloud with further information.

  6. Next, you'll see a product page designed to familiarize you with CloudPilot. Select the Navigate to CloudPilot in the upper right corner to go to the CloudPilot portal.

    CloudPilot Product Page

  7. That's it! You'll see the CloudPilot portal, and you'll be ready to start using your CloudPilot subscription to move your applications to Microsoft Azure.

  8. As soon as your account is successfully created, you'll receive an email from UnifyCloud VSS Support confirming the successful creation of your account.

    CloudPilot Confirmation Email


Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard) VL, Azure, Retail, 2 licenses, 90 days, unlimited scans No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL 2 licenses, 90 days, unlimited scans No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Professional (Standard) VL, Azure, Retail 1 license, 30 days, one scan No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Professional subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL 1 license, 30 days, one scan No. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Not available N/A
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Not available N/A
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard) NFR* Not available N/A
Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Professional (monthly cloud) Azure Not available N/A

* Includes: Not for Resale (NFR), FTE, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD), Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, BizSpark, Imagine, NFR Basic


Microsoft no longer offers Visual Studio Professional Annual subscriptions and Visual Studio Enterprise Annual subscriptions in Cloud Subscriptions. There will be no change to existing customers experience and ability to renew, increase, decrease, or cancel their subscriptions. New customers are encouraged to go to to explore different options to purchase Visual Studio.

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Support resources

  • Need help with using CloudPilot? Check out these resources:
  • For assistance with sales, subscriptions, accounts and billing for Visual Studio Subscriptions, see Visual Studio Subscriptions support.
  • Have a question about Visual Studio IDE, Azure DevOps Services or other Visual Studio products or services? Visit Visual Studio Support.

See also

Next steps

If you haven't already activated the Azure DevTest individual credit benefit that comes with your subscription, visit and select the Azure tile in the Tools category to set up your Azure subscription and redeem your Azure DevTest individual credit.