Pay for Azure directly
Get the best pricing for Azure services with direct billing from Microsoft through a pay-as-you-go subscription. 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.
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.
Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight and App Service.
*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 existing Enterprise Agreement, or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner. Choose the best option for your organisation.
Take advantage of these free products with your subscription
Web, mobile or API apps
requests per month
operations per month
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
transactions per month
Active Directory B2C
monthly stored users
users (with unlimited private Git repos)
policy assessment and recommendations
public load-balanced IP (VIP)
activities low frequency
of job runtime
Translator Text API
Inter-VNET data transfer
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Visual Studio Code
Machine Learning Server
SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition