Pay for Azure directly

Purchase Azure services directly from Microsoft with pay-as-you-go-pricing. Combine with Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances to save more. Only pay for what you use each month, with no upfront commitments. Cancel at any time.

Save up to 80 per cent with these added benefits

Azure Reserved VM Instances

Save up to 72 per cent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing with one-year or three-year terms on Linux or Windows virtual machines.

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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Use your on-premises Windows Server or SQL Server licences with Software Assurance to save up to 80 per cent* compared to pay-as-you-go pricing when you combine with cost savings from Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances.

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Dev/test pricing

Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight and App Service.

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*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licences). Actual savings may vary depending on region, instance type, usage or customer-specific Windows Server licence cost. Prices as of November 2017.

Other ways to pay for Azure

Explore more options for purchasing Azure, including through your Microsoft representative or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. Choose the best option for your organisation.

Take advantage of these always-free products

App Service



Web, mobile or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP.




requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Event Grid



operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)



Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

DevTest Labs



Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory B2C



authentications per month

Enable customer identity and access management in the cloud.