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Pay for Azure directly

Get the best pricing for Azure services with direct billing from Microsoft through a pay-as-you-go subscription. Combine with Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances to save more. Pay for only what you use each month, with no upfront commitments. Cancel anytime.

Save up to 80 percent with these added benefits

Azure Reserved VM Instances

Save up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing with one-year or three-year terms on Linux or Windows virtual machines.

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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Use your on-premises Windows Server or SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to save up to 80 percent* compared to pay-as-you-go pricing when you combine with cost savings from Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances.

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Dev/test pricing

Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight, and App Service.

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*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licenses). Actual savings may vary based on region, instance type, usage or customer specific Windows Server license cost. Prices as of November 2017.

Other ways to pay for Azure

Explore more options for purchasing Azure, including through your existing Enterprise Agreement, or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner. Choose the best option for your organization.

Take advantage of these free products with your subscription

App Service



web, mobile, or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP.




requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Container Service



Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

Face API



transactions per month

Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences.

DevTest Labs



Enable fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory




Enable one-click sign-in to any cloud or on-premises web app for secured identity and access management.