Most developers and DBAs that I come across have some level of access to an MSDN subscription, yet I am surprised about how many have not yet activated the Azure benefits that are associated with those subscriptions.
If you want to stay relevant within your organisations, it's important to get your head around Azure and the best part is that you can do much of it at no additional cost.
All you need to do is to activate your benefits. You'll find details here:
And at the moment, there's a chance to win an Aston Martin just for doing so. James Bond fans could be "shaken and stirred" :-)