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Discovery Pack (12 months)

THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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.

This offer is available for purchase through June 30, 2012.

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 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

Base Unit Includes

Cloud Services SQL Database Backup
15,000 hours of a small compute instance $1,998.00 of SQL Database at Pay-As-You-Go rates 5 GB
Storage CDN Data Transfers Service 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 per month for customers in the United States and $250 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.

Cancellation 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:

Limits, Quotas and Constraints

Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.

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.

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).