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Azure Pass Sponsorship

This restricted offer provides entitled customers with monetary credits to access Microsoft Azure at no charge.

Special Pricing

The pricing for your Microsoft Azure usage under this offer will be 100% off standard published Pay-As-You-Go rates for the term specified below.

Term & Conversion to Paid Account

Unless prohibited by applicable law or otherwise specified in writing, the special pricing will terminate and your subscription(s) under the Microsoft Azure Pass Sponsorship offer will not be converted automatically to the Pay-As-You-Go offer if you have a payment instrument associated with the subscription and upon the earlier occurrence of (1) when your total cumulative usage reaches your Usage Cap (as specified in your invitation e-mail) at standard Pay-As-You-Go rates prior to application of any discount or (2) when you reach your End Date (as specified in your invitation e-mail). Your special pricing will also terminate if your Account ID (as specified in your invitation e-mail) is associated with an applicable Enterprise Agreement enrollment, in which case you will be subject to the pricing and terms of your Enterprise Agreement. You will be responsible for all usage charges after the special pricing expires.

To add a payment instrument you can follow the steps here.

Exclusions

Special pricing does not apply to Microsoft Azure support plans, third-party branded products, products sold through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, or products otherwise sold separately from Microsoft Azure (for example, Active Directory Premium). You will be responsible for all charges incurred for these services and products.

The Azure Pass Sponsorship offer can't be combined with other licensing, prepaid, or credit offers (i.e Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Cloud Solution Partner, Azure in Open, Azure Pass, Action Pack, etc.).

Additional Terms

You will not facilitate, engage in, or participate in any use of Azure services, for crypto currency mining, denial of service attacks, spamming, or illegal activity, and/or any use that could cause harm to Microsoft or others, and Microsoft will enforce strong internal controls to prevent the same. Microsoft may from time to time contact you regarding your use of your Azure services and you will upon such request provide reasonable documentation regarding your use. If Microsoft believes for any reason that such Azure services are being used for any prohibited purpose, Microsoft may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Azure services with no notice.

Payment Options

Only credit cards will be accepted, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Country/Region Billing currency
Afghanistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Albania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Algeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Angola United States – Dollar ($) USD
Argentina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Armenia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Australia Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Austria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Azerbaijan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahamas United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahrain United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bangladesh United States – Dollar ($) USD
Barbados United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belarus United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belgium Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Belize United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bermuda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bolivia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Botswana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Brazil Brazil – Real (R$) BRL
Brunei Darussalam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bulgaria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Republic of Cabo Verde United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cameroon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Canada Canada – Dollar ($) CAD
Cayman Islands United States – Dollar ($) USD
Chile United States – Dollar ($) USD
Colombia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Republic of the Congo United States – Dollar ($) USD
Costa Rica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Côte d'Ivoire United States – Dollar ($) USD
Croatia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Curaçao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cyprus Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Czech Republic Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Denmark Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Dominican Republic United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ecuador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Egypt United States – Dollar ($) USD
El Salvador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Estonia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ethiopia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Faroe Islands Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Fiji Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Finland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
France Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Georgia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Germany Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ghana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Greece Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Guatemala United States – Dollar ($) USD
Honduras United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hong Kong United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hungary Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Iceland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
India India – Rupee (₹) INR
Indonesia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Iraq United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ireland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Israel United States – Dollar ($) USD
Italy Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Jamaica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Japan Japan – Yen (¥) JPY
Jordan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kazakhstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kenya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Korea Korea – Won (₩) KRW
Kuwait United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kyrgyzstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Latvia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Country/Region Billing currency
Lebanon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Libya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Liechtenstein Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Lithuania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Luxembourg Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Macao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Macedonia (FYRO) United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malaysia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malta Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mauritius United States – Dollar ($) USD
Mexico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Moldova United States – Dollar ($) USD
Monaco Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mongolia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Montenegro United States – Dollar ($) USD
Morocco United States – Dollar ($) USD
Namibia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nepal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Netherlands Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
New Zealand New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD
Nicaragua United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nigeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Norway Norway – Krone (kr) NOK
Oman United States – Dollar ($) USD
Pakistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Palestinian Authority United States – Dollar ($) USD
Panama United States – Dollar ($) USD
Paraguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Peru United States – Dollar ($) USD
Philippines United States – Dollar ($) USD
Poland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Portugal Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Puerto Rico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Qatar United States – Dollar ($) USD
Romania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Russia Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB
Rwanda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saint Kitts and Nevis United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saudi Arabia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Senegal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Serbia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Singapore United States – Dollar ($) USD
Slovakia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Slovenia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
South Africa United States – Dollar ($) USD
Spain Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Sri Lanka United States – Dollar ($) USD
Sweden Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK
Switzerland Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Taiwan Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD
Tajikistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tanzania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Thailand United States – Dollar ($) USD
Trinidad and Tobago United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tunisia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkey United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkmenistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uganda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ukraine United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Arab Emirates United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Kingdom United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP
United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uruguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uzbekistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Venezuela United States – Dollar ($) USD
Vietnam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Virgin Islands of the United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Yemen United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zambia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zimbabwe United States – Dollar ($) USD

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

All 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 Limits, Quotas and Constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log into either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • The steps to redeem the Azure Pass promo code can be found at https://www.microsoftazurepass.com/Home/HowTo

  • No worries, Azure Pass account can only be used as “Microsoft Accounts.” During login you might have been asked to select “Microsoft Account” or “Organizational Account” make sure to select the appropriate account otherwise it will appear as the subscription will not be available. In case you didn’t select any option log-out and log-in under the appropriate account. The browser will often default to “Organizational Account” once it is selected, so you may need to reset your browser cache.

  • Azure Pass program have included Azure service plan for the duration of the pass. You can open support ticket to Azure support to get help on technical issues or questions.

  • Extensions are at the discretion of your Microsoft Sponsor. Please reach out to your Microsoft contact for these types of requests.

  • Once an Azure subscription has become disabled, Microsoft will retain the data on that subscription for 90 days. At any point you can create a support case through the https://portal.azure.com to re-enable that subscription and the services will still be available.

  • No, Azure Pass subscriptions do not support account ownership transfer.

  • Free Trial subscription cannot be converted to Azure Pass, instead the Free Trial subscription should either be converted/upgraded to Pay-As-You-Go or the Free Trial subscription should be cancelled before activating the Azure Pass subscription.

  • Each account is limited to one concurrent Azure Pass. If you obtain a 2nd Azure Pass promo code, you will need to redeem that promo code after the current offer has ended or with a new account.

  • The EA admin will need to add the account owner email address of the Pass subscription to the EA. Once this is done an invitation must be accepted and then the subscription will be converted to EA.
    Note: Pass credits, if any, remaining before transfer will be lost, make sure you either consume the credits or use another account.

  • No, but you may enter a credit card to keep using your Azure services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

  • No, you don’t need to use a credit card to redeem your pass and activate your Microsoft Azure account. We only require the promotion code that is associated with your Microsoft Azure Academic Pass to redeem your pass, and your Microsoft account to log in. You can provide a credit card to pay for usage above the $100/month limit or pay for third-party add-ins in the Azure Store.

  • If you add a credit card, and your subscription is active at the end of the Azure Pass offer it will convert to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription. You will only be charged for usage on the subscription once it's been converted to Pay-As-You-Go.

  • Your data and services are stored for 90 days. After 90 days your information will be removed.

  • You can enter a credit card. If you have a credit card on file and your subscription is active it will be converted to Pay-As-You-Go at the end of the Azure Pass offer.

  • No, a Microsoft Account (LiveID) or Organizational Account (Org ID) can only redeem 1 Azure Pass code.

  • Prior to the expiration date you will have the opportunity to migrate your data to a paid Microsoft Azure subscription. You have 90 days after expiration before your data is removed. If you are planning to convert to a paid subscription it is recommend you do this prior to expiration, reactivating accounts will require opening a support ticket. If you choose to not migrate your Microsoft Azure account to a paid account, please be sure to copy your data.

  • Since the Microsoft Azure Passes are free and we do not collect any payment for the usage, our standard SLA terms do not apply.

  • You need to contact support and while activating/migrating your subscription to PAYG support might need your non-expiry credit card details please have them handy for faster turnaround.

  • Yes, Azure Pass provides access to the global instance of Azure and its data centers except in regions where you need local presence e.g., India or Australia.