Microsoft Quietly Drops Commitment Discount Plans On Azure

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Last year, Microsoft announced commitment plans for Azure which offered up to 32% discounts. Now, Microsoft has pulled this offer for new subscribers. However, existing subscribers can continue to use this offer.

Make a monthly commitment to Azure for 6 months or 12 months and receive a significant discount of 20-32%. The discount you earn is determined by the monthly monetary amount you commit. We offer two options:

  • Pay Monthly: Minimum commitment $500/month billed monthly
  • Pre-Pay: Pre-Pay for the entire term and get an additional discount

If you have an unused commitment balance at the end of a billing month, it will be rolled over as a credit to future billing months until the end of your offer term.

Microsoft is yet to comment on this new change in policy.

Update: Microsoft provided the following statement regarding this policy change,

“We have nothing to share at this time, but Microsoft will have updates in the next month. We’ll keep you posted.”

Source: GigaOM

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