Platform Services

Azure open-source relational database services reserved capacity could let customers with a predictable, multiyear load save money on the service by making a one- or three-year commitment.

Azure Files support for Azure Active Directory Domain Services and higher performance will benefit VMs and VDI in Azure

Developers, testers, and IT staff with Visual Studio and MSDN Platforms subscriptions may be able to reduce the cost of certain Azure services and apply their monthly Azure services credits.

Azure, Microsoft's hosted application and storage services offering, provides discounts and financial credits on select services when used exclusively for development and test purposes