Visual Studio gives developers with MSDN the option to sign in to their MSDN account directly from within the IDE. This verifies your license to use the software and allows you to store development settings (such as colors, key bindings, and more) in a central place between computers and versions. Signing in also gives you access to Visual Studio Online (TFS in the cloud) if you are using that for source control and project tracking. It also links you to an Azure account if you leverage that for hosting. Of course, logging in requires that you have an Internet connection. Figure 2.3 shows how you access the sign in process for Visual Studio directly from within the IDE.