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More Budget, to play arraound with Azure for MSDN Subcribers

Would be nice, to get more playarround budget for MSDN Subscribers.

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  • Linda Chapman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I disagree with all of these comments. A $150 per month credit is plenty to perform testing. You are supposed to be using Automation to shutdown all services, VMs, etc. when you aren't using them. I am a certified trainer, so I have to build entire on-premise hybrid environments for a week long class, and I don't ever run out of the $150 per month credit. Because I use automation like you are supposed to.

  • Shawn Mclean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    lol, already went to amazon, their monthly free services allows us to test and develop on their stack until we're ready for production. We're even using dotnetcore too.

    With azure, by the time we spin up 2 tiny instances for the month we're already out of credits.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Azure Billing Team (Admin, Microsoft Azure) responded · May 05, 2017

    No current plans but thanks for the suggestion"

    Oh well, that's our company switching to Amazon then. Bye.

  • Albert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I burn through my credit way too fast and I can only work with one service at any given time in most scenarios. It really slows you down when you can't do anything for the rest of the month.

  • John Fly (BoxOfNotGoodery) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very much agree.
    The real power of Azure is in using multiple services together.
    Having 50 or even 150 / mo through MSDN is not enough to leverage multiple services in a real world scenario.

    This might be more of a cost issue too.

  • Marie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love this. I was testing a third-party db cluster only to see I burned through my credit in two days.

  • ppGrnd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If at least we will not be forced to pay for services we are not using ...

    Talking about MachineLearning, once you make a test, either you pay forever, either you delete all the demos. No way to STOP/DISABLE/FREEZE it

  • aapodev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    all MSDN Subscribers should vote on that..

    subscribers need more credits on azure.. definitely this could lead to more benefits on both sides..

  • Tony Long commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No kidding - so many new things comings. Expanding universe. 3rd portal design change we need to keep up with as well.

  • Peter Selch Dahl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It should be possible to associate an MSDN accounts with the EA portal to keep track of usage. The EA Admin should be able to assign the MSDN account credits and control usages with limits

  • Bart Surminski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, our current MSDN subscription doesn't allow me to set up a few servers to test functionalities, and leave them running for more than a few days each month..

  • Scott Brickey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    similarly, I would like to see more O365 access. Preferably, I'd like to have 3 accounts to test with (one dev, one admin, and one basic). I also feel that subscriptions should be available to Premium subscriptions, not just Ultimate.

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