Dev Pricing vs DevTest labs?

Category: azure billing


MusMuris on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 13:15:44

In the Azure Pricing calculator there's a tick box to get Dev/Test pricing but I couldn't see how to get that when deploying?  I've now found this:  and we're on pay-as-you go for our company right now so I'd have to use that.  Is this then billed to the same main subscription or will it set up a new one?

Then secondly - is that the same as Azure DevTest Labs or is that a separate thing again?



Marcin Policht on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 13:22:03

That's correct - you would need to sign up for a designated subscription - such as Visual Studio, Enterprise Dev/Test, or Pay-as-you-go/DevTest

Details for the last one are available at

That's distinct from Azure DevTest Labs, which is essentially a separate Azure service which you can provision in any subscription and has its own pricing model


Iak Orta on Mon, 20 Apr 2020 08:01:42

I am currently using a personal Visual Studio Enterprise subscription (Not via Enterprise Agreement) and regularly use my Azure monthly credits to evaluate options in Azure.

Now I need to evaluate a feature of SQL Server and would prefer to do it in Azure. My Idea is to deploy a SQL Server Developer edition based on the templates provided by Microsoft in the Azure Portal. Will I benefit from dev/test pricing and get the Windows Server operating system licensing free of charge in this scenario (evaluation/dev/test only use case)?

I can see the dev/test pricing option in pricing calculator but had not seen an option to enable it in the deployment dialogs. I had only seen the option for Azure hybrid benefit there. If supported, how could I use the dev/test pricing for this to safe budget on my Azure monthly credits for other interesting stuff?