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Discussion on: Visual Studio & GitHub Codespaces - Questions Answered!

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Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù Author

I'd have to verify this, but I think it uses Azure only for the orchestration of the Codespaces.

And I don't think this is going to change, because accordingly to the documentation:

A Microsoft Account and Azure Subscription are required to use Visual Studio Codespaces.

However, as I said, Azure is used only for orchestration and there is no cost for using self-hosted environments... so, after the registration you don;t really have to use Azure and you won't pay anything... is this still blocking you? If so, I'd love to know more about your scenario. Feel free to DM me on twitter @davidebenvegnu

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Adam Stallard

It's not really blocking us from development as we can use vscode directly.

While I don't think I'll be able use it in the workplace, I'll definitely try it out with a personal account. Appreciate the response!