Moving from credit card to invoice payments

I have spoken to a few customers recently who have asked:

What’s the best way to purchase Windows Azure?

There are two ways to do this today.

  1. Pay-As-You-Go credit card payments
    this is a flexible way of paying for Azure without up front costs. There’s no long term commitment and you only pay for what you use.
  2. A subscription or invoice payments
    These come in 6, 12 and 36 month options with at least 20% discount for compute/database purchases and 39% for storage.

Visit for more information and pricing.

I am a pay as you go customer paying by credit card. Can I move my account to a subscription?

“This option is available upon request and may require a credit review.  Most Microsoft Volume Licensing customers will not require a credit review and can have this ability enabled right away. Customers can contact OCP customer service directly to request this.”

If you have been through this process, please get in touch. I’m keen to understand what the process was like… was it easy? Hard? Any tips to share with others about to embark on the same process?

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About Christian Longstaff

Hi. I work for Microsoft Australia as the Azure Business Development Manager, helping partners grow their businesses with the Microsoft Cloud platform. I have been with the company for over 12 years in various partner facing, business development and technical marketing roles. This blog covers a variety of topics but I am especially interested in Partners adopting, selling, developing and supporting Microsoft Azure, but also any software, services and communities. I would love to hear from you if you have a great powered-by-Azure example, especially around Mobile, Social Media Apps or Websites. To contact me, please email christian dot longstaff at microsoft dot com