Discovery Pack (6 months)

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THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS. EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE UTILIZING THIS OFFER.

This promotional offer provides a fixed amount of Cloud Services, storage, data transfers, Service Bus, CDN and SQL Database at a fixed monthly price. This offer allows you to burst over the monthly amount included in the offer without being charged for overage, up to specified limits.

Base Unit Pricing

$2,200.00 per Base Unit per month.

Monthly usage exceeding the amount included in the Base Units purchased will be provided free of charge, up to specified limits.

This is a one-time promotional offer.

Subscription term: 12 months

Note: As of April 16, 2013, you may only use your included small compute instance hours to run the Cloud Services standard instances (A0, A1, A2, A3, and A4). You will be billed for any Virtual Machines usage at Pay-As-You-Go rates.

Base Unit Includes

Cloud ServicesSQL DatabaseBackup
15,000 hours of a small compute instance $1,998.00 of SQL Database at Pay-As-You-Go rates 5 GB
StorageCDNData TransfersService Bus
200 GB Local and 200 GB Geo Redundant storage capacity Zone 1: 280 GB out Zone 1: 285 GB out 270,000,000 messages
20,000,000 storage transactions Zone 2: 100 GB out Zone 2: 105 GB out 75,000 relay hours
  10,000,000 CDN transactions    

Data centers in North America and Europe are classified under Zone 1 and those for the rest of the world are classified under Zone 2. Data transfers for CDN are billed separately from other data transfers.

Overage Pricing

Monthly usage in excess of the monthly amounts included with your offer will be charged at the Pay-As-You-Go rates.

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

New services may be added periodically to the Azure platform. We will notify you in advance of these new services and any fees that might be charged for using them. However, 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.

Payment Options

Customers may pay by credit card, debit card or invoice. Invoice requires an initial monthly base commitment exceeding $500.00 per month for customers in the United States and $250.00 per month elsewhere. Customers choosing to pay by invoice may have their service activation delayed pending credit verification.

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

Cancelation Policy

You may cancel without penalty during the first 30 days of each subscription term. You are still responsible to pay for the base commitment and any overage for that first month. Cancelations after the first 30 days of a subscription term require full payment of the base commitment for the remaining months of the subscription and any overage incurred.

Renewal Policy

After your initial six month subscription term, you will have the option to renew your subscription at whatever renewal rate we have at that time, which is currently the Base Unit Pricing indicated in this offer. You may change the amount of your base commitment at time of renewal but you must commit to at least one Base Unit in order to renew.

Your subscription will by default be automatically set to renew. You will be notified via e-mail when your term is about to renew. You do have the ability to opt out of auto renew at any time.

Offer Availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Algeria $ USD Argentina ARS Australia $ AUD
Austria € EUR Azerbaijan $ USD Bahrain $ USD
Belarus $ USD Belgium € EUR Brazil $ USD
Bulgaria € EUR Canada $ CAD Chile $ USD
Colombia $ USD Costa Rica $ USD Croatia $ USD
Cyprus € EUR Czech Republic € EUR Denmark kr DKK
Dominican Rep. $ USD Ecuador $ USD Egypt $ USD
El Salvador $ USD Estonia € EUR Finland € EUR
France € EUR Germany € EUR Greece € EUR
Guatemala $ USD Hong Kong $ USD Hungary € EUR
Iceland € EUR India $ USD Indonesia IDR
Ireland € EUR Israel $ USD Italy € EUR
Japan ¥ JPY Jordan $ USD Kazakhstan $ USD
Kenya $ USD Korea KRW Kuwait $ USD
Latvia € EUR Liechtenstein CHF Lithuania € EUR
Luxemburg € EUR Macedonia (FYRO) $ USD Malaysia $ USD
Malta € EUR Mexico $ USD Montenegro $ USD
Morocco $ USD Netherlands € EUR New Zealand $ NZD
Nigeria $ USD Norway kr NOK Oman $ USD
Pakistan $ USD Panama $ USD Paraguay $ USD
Peru $USD Philippines $ USD Poland € EUR
Portugal € EUR Puerto Rico $ USD Qatar $ USD
Romania € EUR Russia RUB Saudi Arabia SAR
Serbia $ USD Singapore $ USD Slovakia € EUR
Slovenia € EUR South Africa ZAR Spain € EUR
Sri Lanka $ USD Sweden kr SEK Switzerland Fr CHF
Taiwan TWD Thailand $ USD Trinidad and Tobago $ USD
Tunisia $ USD Turkey TRY United Arab Emirates $ USD
Ukraine $ USD United Kingdom £ GBP United States $ USD
Uruguay $ USD Venezuela $ USD -

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.

1 COMPUTE INSTANCE IN THE FOLLOWINGNUMBER OF EQUIVALENT STANDARD SMALL (A1) INSTANCES
Extra Small (A0) 1
Small (A1) 1
Medium (A2) 2
Large (A3) or A6 4
Extra Large (A4) or A7 8

Storage

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

Microsoft will provide services to you up to at least the level of the associated usage included in the base units you purchased (the Service Commitment), but all other 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 Service Commitment. For purposes of determining the number of simultaneous small compute instances(or their equivalent) that Microsoft will provide as part of a Service Commitment, this is determined by dividing the number of committed small compute instance hours purchased in a month by the number of hours in the shortest month of the year (i.e., February – 672 hours).