Azure general contract terms and purchase procedures
Customers can prepurchase capacity for several Azure services, but miscalculating requirements when purchasing reservations could potentially waste significant amounts of money.
The term “Azure licensing” can mean many things—making discussions around Azure licensing, costs, and planning challenging.
DOM reports and resources for understanding and Azure licensing considerations, such as the Azure Hybrid Benefit.
DOM reports and resources for understanding and using Azure Hybrid Benefit offers. These offers allow customers to apply Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance (SA) to reduce the cost of using that software in Azure services.
Additional types of Azure reservations became available in Nov. 2019.
Outlines customer options to apply on-premises licenses with Software Assurance (SA) to cover use of Microsoft software within workloads hosted at multitenant service providers.
New licensing rules favor Azure over competing cloud platforms by restricting a customer’s ability to apply Microsoft software licenses to workloads hosted at Amazon, Google, and Alibaba on equipment reserved solely for that customer’s use.
Beginning on Mar. 1, 2018, many third-party solutions in the Azure Marketplace can be purchased using an organization's Azure monetary commitment, easing purchasing