Make the most of your MSDN Subscription by familiarizing yourself with the Subscription Benefits.
To begin using your subscription benefits, you will need to activate your subscription using a Subscriber ID. This process associates your Microsoft account to your subscription using a Subscriber ID. You only need to do this once, after which you’ll just sign in with the same Microsoft account each time you return to the MSDN Subscriptions Web site. If you have an MSDN product key, you’ll first need to obtain your Subscriber ID by activating your key.
During the subscription activation process you will be asked to enter the name, e-mail address, and the Subscriber ID provided by Microsoft when the subscription was created. Make sure to enter this information exactly as it was provided to you in the e-mail from Microsoft, even if there are typos or your first and last names are reversed (which sometimes happens with Volume Licensing customers whose company administrator makes a mistake when assigning the subscription).
Your Subscriber ID can be found in any of several possible locations. These include your Subscriber ID card or welcome letter (for retail subscribers), your initial Welcome e-mail from Microsoft, or the shipping label on media shipments.
After you have activated your subscription, you can1:
The My Account page gives you quick access to your account information and subscription benefits.
1 Benefits can vary by subscription level and market availability. Learn more.