Azure benefits and incentives
Find special offers, benefits, and incentives to help you migrate to Azure, optimize costs, learn new skills, and grow your business
Get the most value from your cloud investment
No matter what your current or future goals are, or what your level of familiarity is with cloud computing, Azure helps you at every stage of your cloud journey.
Start exploring Azure anytime by signing up for a free account—you’ll get free services and a $200 credit.
Lower your migration costs
Save on your Azure migration and get outstanding short-term and long-term cost performance for your resources, including your apps, data, servers, and analytics.
Save big by bringing Windows Server and SQL Server on-premises licenses to Azure. Offer now also applies to Red Hat and SUSE Linux.
Qualify for free Azure credit to help offset migration costs and accelerate your cloud journey with the right mix of guidance, resources, and expert help.
Migrate 2008 and 2008 R2 server workloads to Azure and get three more years of security updates following end of support dates.
Grow your business
If you’re already using Microsoft products and technologies—such as Microsoft 365 or Dynamics 365—discover new ways to expand your business capabilities, be more productive, and get the right level of expert help when you need it.
Scan SQL Servers and Power BI tenants for free during the Microsoft Purview product preview.
Save to up 30 percent on compute costs on select virtual machines for up to 90 days. Must use the Microsoft native solution. Available until December 31, 2021.
Get free standard support through June 30, 2022, on Azure services purchased under a commercial contract through Microsoft.
Optimize your costs
Reduce your ongoing costs by right-sizing your Azure resources, reserving them in advance, and taking advantage of special subscription offers.
1Customers may see savings estimated to be between 11 percent and 65 percent. The 65 percent savings is based on one M64dsv2 Azure VM for CentOS or Ubuntu Linux in the East US region running for 36 months at a pay-as-you-go rate of ~$4868.37/month vs. a reduced rate for a 3-year savings plan of ~$1703.44/month. Based on Azure pricing as of October 2022. Prices subject to change. Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage.
2The 72 percent saving is based on one M32ts Azure VM for Windows OS in US Gov Virginia region running for 36 months at a Pay as You Go rate of ~$3660.81/month vs. a reduced rate for a 3-year Reserved Instance of ~$663.45/month. Based on Azure pricing as of 30/10/2018 (prices subject to change). Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type or usage.
3Actual discounts may vary based on region, VM type, and Azure compute capacity available when the workload is deployed.
Azure for students, developers, and nonprofits
Start putting your ideas into action and explore the world of cloud innovation with Azure offers, credit, and free services.
Teachers and students can qualify for low-cost subscriptions on pro developer tools, software, and services.
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