The MSDN benefits that come with Visual Studio 2012 (and upcoming, 2013) are pretty awesome.
Included in these benefits are rights to use WIndows Azure for Dev and Test Scenarios.
Now, Dev and Test today is the #1 used workload for cloud computing across all different cloud service providers, and it makes great sense:
MSDN subscribers get great cloud benefits from Microsoft. As of October 3, 2013, these benefits include the following “credits” (think spending $$) per month that you can use on most anything in Azure, at reduced consumption rates. And you DO NOT NEED TO SUPPLY A CREDIT CARD for this.
Now, this is all wonderful, but what does it mean, how do you get started, and what are some of the scenarios for this.
Well, here’s a webcast (and deck) that I’ve put together to help explain all of this:
You can get to this video on Channel 9 at http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/cdndevs/CloudForDevTest