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  • A temporary disk is storage that’s attached directly to the deployed VM. Data on a temporary disk is lost once the VM is shut down. If you need persistent storage, there are a number of types and sizes of persistent data disks available that are charged separately. Please see storage pricing for information. For persistent VM storage, we recommend that you use Managed Disks to take advantage of better management features, scalability, availability, and security.

  • Yes, through license mobility, if you have Software Assurance you can "bring-your-own-license" for all Virtual Machines supported server products.

  • An Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instance is an advanced purchase of a virtual machine for one or three years in a specific region. In return for this upfront commitment, you can receive up to 72 percent savings compared to pay-as-you-go pricing. You can cancel an Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instance any time (up to $50,000 per year). When you cancel, you return the remaining months of a reserved instance back to Microsoft for an early termination fee of 12 percent. The remaining prorated balance, minus the fee, will be refunded to your original purchase. Reserved capacity can also be cancelled any time, and you’ll receive a prorated refund. Learn more about reserved instances and reserved capacity pricing.