Consumption for Partners

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This is a special offer for members of the Microsoft Partner Network that requires no minimum fee.  You pay only for what you use of Cloud Services, storage, data transfers, SQL Databases, Content Delivery Network, Access Control transactions, Caching and Service Bus.

Offer Pricing


Compute 1Access Control
Extra small instance: $0.019 per hour $1.8905 per 100,000 transactions
Small instance (default): $0.114 per hour  
Medium instance: $0.228 per hour  
Large instance: $0.456 per hour  
Extra large instance: $0.912 per hour  

SQL Database 2

Database SizePrice Per Database Per Month
0 to 100 MB Flat $4.745$4.745
Greater than 100 MB to 1 GB Flat $9.49
Greater than 1 GB to 10 GB $9.49 for first GB, $3.796 for each additional GB
Greater than 10 GB to 50 GB $43.654 for first 10 GB, $1.898 for each additional GB
Great than 50 GB to 150 GB $119.574 for first 50 GB, $0.949 for each additional GB

This offer provides discounts to the services listed. All other pricing may be found on the Pay-As-You-Go pricing page.

1 Compute hours are calculated based on the number of hours that your application is deployed. Details on different compute sizes are summarized on our Pricing page.

2 You are billed per database in the next whole gigabyte increment if your database size is greater than 1 GB. SQL Azure is available in two editions: Web and Business. The Web Edition supports up to a 5 GB maximum T-SQL based relational database. The Business Edition supports up to a 150 GB maximum size T-SQL-based relational database.

Payment Options

Credit or debit cards only, unless previously approved for invoice.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Pricing Details

Our Overage Pricing, except for Azure storage and data transfers, and the price per Base Unit reflect a 5% discount for Microsoft Partner Network members.

You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any changes to the above Pay-As-You-Go rates.

New services may be added periodically to the Azure platform. You would only be charged if you elect to use the new services.

Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Cancelation Policy

You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is no longer available for purchase. Existing subscribers are able to continue utilizing this offer.

Usage Quotas

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

The standard quota is 20 concurrent Standard Small (A1) compute instances or an equivalent number of other types or sizes of compute instances as determined by using the compute instance quota conversion table below.

Extra Small (A0) 1
Small (A1) 1
Medium (A2) 2
Large (A3) or A6 4
Extra Large (A4) or A7 8


5 concurrent storage accounts

Active Directory

150,000 objects

An object is an entry in the directory service, represented by its unique distinguished name. An example of an object is a user entry used for authentication purpose.

If you exceed the above quotas for a given month, you will still be responsible for charges that exceed the quotas. We also reserve the right to disable your account in any month that you exceed the quota, but we will make multiple attempts to contact you by e-mail before doing so. There are additional situations that may require us to disable a customer's account, including non-payment of fees. For further details, please refer to our Online Services Use Rights for the Azure platform that is published on our legal page.

Service Level Agreements

We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running, or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Usage Quotas section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for over 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log into either the current management portal or the new preview portal
  2. Access your hosted service(s) via our Azure APIs