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The two most asked questions in the Microsoft technology communities around the Microsoft MVP program are,

1. How do I become a Microsoft MVP?

2. What benefits do I get as an MVP?

The answer to the first question has been well answered here. In this blog post, I’ll try and answer the second question.


Please find a comprehensive list of Not for Resale personal subscriptions of various products that Microsoft MVP’s are eligible for

Update [Tarun] 28-August-2012: 1. Removing Armadillo Adaptive Bug Prevention from the list below. I have received a confirmation that it is not under active development. 2. Updated the TechSmith direct url for MVP license enrolment form. 3. Received a confirmation that SpeakFlow is free for all. 4. Terje indicated that Sparx Enterprise Architect is also offering an MVP complimentary subscription





Resharper, dotTrace, dotCover & WebStorm
Sql server development, database administration, .net development, azure development (merged with Cerebrata), mySQL development, Oracle development


Pluralsight on demand training


Cloud storage studio and Azure Diagnostic Manager (part of redgate now)


Telerik Ultimate collection & Telerik TeamPulse

Developer Express

DevEx controls


600 hours of .net training catalogue


Typemock Isolator, Typemock Isolator for Sharepoint developers, Typemock Isolator for web developers, TestDriven.NET


A suite of tools for creating, managing, and delivering non-linear presentations
* Is now free for all


Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, screen cast
* Updated direct url for mvp program
Altova Altova XML spy

Visual SVN

VisualSVN Subversion integration plug-in for Visual Studio

PreEmptive Solution

Professional PreEmptive Analytics, Dotfuscator


Armadillo Adaptive Bug Prevention
* Not part of the program at the moment. See the comment on top of the list.

IS Decisions

NFR license to Userlock, RemoteExec, FileAudit & WinReporter


SQL tools

West Wind Help Builder

Help builder solution


Sharepoint tools


Nitriq code analysis


Components, Libraries and Developer Tools


Java and .net Profiler


.NET components

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 

Apart from google bing fu; stackoverflow and breathtech were a great help in compiling the above list.

If you know of any other benefits, offers or complimentary subscriptions on offer for MVPs not cover in the list above, please add to the comment thread and I’ll have it updated in the list.

Enjoy Be right back

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:55 PM Power Tools , Personal | Back to top

Comments on this post: Are you cashing in on the MVP complimentary subscriptions ?

# re: Are you cashing in on the MVP complimentary subscriptions ?
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Hi Tarun! Sparx Enterprise Architect, I sent a mail on champs list with info
Left by Terje Sandstrom on Aug 28, 2012 7:55 PM

# re: Are you cashing in on the MVP complimentary subscriptions ?
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@Terje - Thank you!

I have added Sparx Enterprise Architect to the list.

Cheers, Tarun
Left by Tarun Arora on Aug 28, 2012 9:29 PM

# re: Are you cashing in on the MVP complimentary subscriptions ?
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There is a comprehensive list on the MVP Forum at .The list has move than just the developer tools.
Left by Joseph Guadagno on Aug 31, 2012 2:31 PM

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Nice post, I really like the dancer crocodile so much it's very funny :-)
Left by M.Radwan on Sep 18, 2012 9:59 AM

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