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Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions are available in the MCA-E and are designated as this type of Azure Subscription when they are created. See the Dev/Test Subscriptions section to learn about the advantages of these Subscriptions.

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Azure Savings Plans

Azure Savings Plans are available in the MCA-E. The term of an Azure Savings Plan is 1 or 3 years, and customers can choose to pay upfront or monthly, and there are no penalties (in terms of higher costs) for…

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Azure Reservations

The full range of Azure Reservations is available in the MCA-E. Typically, the term of a Reservation is 1 or 3 years, and customers can choose to pay upfront or monthly, and there are no penalties (in terms of higher…

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Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC)

The Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment is a contractual commitment that a customer makes directly with Microsoft to spend a certain amount on Azure services over a particular term. Azure Prepayment contributes to the MACC target, as do the individual consumption…

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Azure consumption services

In the MCA-E there’s a choice of how customers pay for the Azure consumption services. The default option is to receive an invoice at the end of the month for the services that have been consumed that month. Alternatively, customers…

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Azure components availability

The Azure User plans, purchased as User SLs, are transacted in exactly the same way as the Online Services such as Microsoft 365 which are covered on page XXX in the Microsoft Licensing Body of Knowledge 2022: Online Services edition.…

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BUYING AZURE SERVICES: MCA-E

When a customer decides to buy the Azure consumption services from Microsoft in this way, the internal salesperson will typically carry out two tasks: they will initiate the creation of the Microsoft Customer Agreement for the customer to accept in…

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