Switching to an Azure Prepayment Plan

If you buy your Azure Services direct from the Microsoft website then you pay the advertised consumption prices, but if you’re prepared to make a 12-month upfront payment of at least $6,000 then you receive a 5% discount on these prices.

If this sounds fab, then you need to get your existing subscriptions to bill under the prepayment plan by following the instructions here: http://bit.ly/1s9piOy.

Check the prepayment option is the right one for you here: http://bit.ly/1TxYP9E.

Azure in Open FAQ

Azure consumption services were made available through the Open programs from 1 August 2014 where you buy a $100 (or equivalent) token upfront to consume services against.

This Azure in Open FAQ contains some interesting facts:

  • you must activate tokens within 5 years of purchase;
  • you forfeit all your Azure in Open balance if you associate your subscription with an EA;
  • and if you get to a zero balance then data is retained for 90 days.

Find the full FAQ here: http://bit.ly/1HdqBwY.