Microsoft announce that Azure Cost Management capabilities are now available for Azure Government customers buying through azure.com.
If you want an overview of the Volume Licensing agreements available for government customers then you may find this new overview brochure useful.
It covers the agreements available for all sizes of government customers and is up-to-date with changes such as the retirement of the Open License Program announced recently.
Find this brochure here: https://bit.ly/3p5mlN0.
Back in October 2020 Microsoft announced that commercial customers wouldn’t be able to buy through the Open License Program after 31 December, 2021 (http://bit.ly/393LlhZ). A recent article confirms that this will also apply to government, education and nonprofit customers in the same timeframe.
These customers will be able to buy perpetual licences for the traditional on-premises products in CSP in July 2021, and there will be additional Open Value options from March 2021 for nonprofit and education customers to buy licences with SA or to renew SA.
Find the article here: http://bit.ly/39693dH, where it might be worth perusing the FAQs at the bottom of the page.
Microsoft announce the General Availability of Azure Cost Management for customers buying through Azure.com and Azure Government customers.
You can find the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2LdDQLM with details of new features (a downloadable Azure usage CSV file) and the generally available features (cost analysis, budgets and exports).
There’s also information on what’s not currently supported: Marketplace purchases, data from earlier than September 2018, and Reserved Instances.
We’ve added a new section to our Licensing Guides emporium for documents to do with the Government licensing programs.
Find them in the Volume Licensing Programs section at: http://bit.ly/MSLicensingGuides.