What is the Azure Hybrid Benefit?

The Azure Hybrid Benefit helps you get more value from your Windows Server licences and save up to 40 per cent* on virtual machines. You can use the benefit with Windows Server Data Centre and Standard edition licences covered with Software Assurance or Windows Server Subscriptions. Depending on the edition, you can convert or re-use your licences to run Windows Server virtual machines in Azure and pay a lower base compute rate (Linux virtual machine rates).

  • Actual savings may vary based on region, instance type or usage.

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  • You get one free Microsoft certification exam voucher, which is available to redeem through the Education Hub. This voucher is good for either a Microsoft Technology Associate exam, or a Microsoft Certified Professional exam. You can choose any exam on either of those certifications to take for free.

  • Your Azure for Students subscription will provide you with access to certain software developer tools available to download for free. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription to access the software developer tools. Once you have signed up with Azure for Students, you can download this software through the Education Hub.

  • We use your phone number for identity verification.

  • As long as you have verified your academic status within the past 12 months, you will have access to this offering.

  • We encourage you to consider an Azure Free Account.

  • There is a limit of one subscription per person.