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.
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.
Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight, and App Service.
*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
web, mobile, or API apps
requests per month
transactions per month
Active Directory B2C
monthly stored users
users (with unlimited private Git repos)
Machine Learning Studio
modules per experiment
policy assessment and recommendations
Microsoft IoT Hub
messages per day
public load balanced IP (VIP)
activities low frequency
of job runtime
Translator Text API
job collection (5 jobs per collection)
Inter-VNET data transfer
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)