Get to know the new Microsoft Customer Agreement

A new, streamlined way to buy and manage your Azure services

Simplify your Azure purchasing and management

We’re improving your Azure experience with a streamlined licensing process. It features the new Microsoft Customer Agreement, to ensure you get a fast start with Azure. You’ll also get enhanced billing and cost-management capabilities to support your ongoing use of Azure services and your business growth.

Streamlined licensing

With the Microsoft Customer Agreement, accept your terms once, and the agreement is updated as you add products to your portfolio. Whether you buy directly from, or with the help of a Microsoft representative, you’re covered by the same agreement.

Enhanced billing and cost management

Customize your invoicing to separate your usage by department or workgroup, enable cross-charging, and get targeted cost-management recommendations. Manage your purchasing, provisioning, and account details through a unified Azure portal.

Availability questions

  • The new customer agreement will become available in 2019.

  • No. Continue to purchase and use your Azure services as usual. You’ll be notified when the new agreement is available for your organization.