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ACTIVATION TIP: Microsoft for Startups VISUAL STUDIO benefit

As part of your membership in the Microsoft for Startups program, you may have received a Visual Studio Monthly Subscription benefit. Follow these steps to activate your benefit:


  1. Log in to the Microsoft for Startups portal with the Microsoft Account ID that you used when registering for the program.
  2. Go to the Offers tab.
  3. Select the View or Assign Seats link on the Visual Studio tile. 
  4. On the Visual Studio page, select the + button on the right-hand side. A pop-up box will be displayed.

  5. Enter the employee's First Name, Last Name and Email Address and select ASSIGN.

  6. You can assign up to 5 employees. To assign additional employees, repeat steps #4 & #5. Each employee that you assign will get an email to access their Visual Studio Monthly Subscription.

  7. If you would like to reassign a subscription to a different employee, select Edit.

  8. If you would like to delete an employee, select Delete.

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