Azure Support: Professional Direct (ProDirect)

The Azure ProDirect offering is most appropriate for mid-sized to large companies with substantial business-critical utilisation of Microsoft Azure.


ProDirect details

Range of support Microsoft Azure
Unlimited 24/7 billing and subscription support 1
Unlimited 24/7 technical support 1
Non-Microsoft technologies running on Azure (See FAQ) Microsoft will assist Azure customers with issues associated with selected non-Microsoft technologies.
Escalation management
Advisory services (See FAQ) Guidance based on best practices to:
  • plan for deployments and migrations;
  • plan for hybrid cloud solutions;
  • boost performance;
  • improve reliability and recoverability;
  • enhance security.
Service account management
  • Monthly service review
  • “Ask the Experts” online seminar
  • Enhanced outage communications
  • Onboarding
Proactive monitoring Monitoring severity “A” support requests
Incident submission Online
Initial response time < 1 hour
Maximum severity 2 “A” (critical business impact)

1 24/7 in English for Sev. A and B and in Japanese for Severity A. For other languages and severities, support provided during local business hours.

2 The maximum severity (business impact) for ProDirect is “A” regardless of language; Severity: A (highest level of impact), B, C. See Support Response for more information.

Included for all Azure customers and partners

  • Support provided in nine languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
  • Unlimited subscription management (e.g. billing, quota adjustments, account transfers)
  • Two Azure online forum options: MSDN and Stack Overflow. MSDN is a Microsoft online property. Stack Overflow is not associated or affiliated with Microsoft.
  • Twitter @AzureSupport
  • Azure service dashboard

ProDirect case studies

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