Sign up for an Office 365 subscription with your Azure account

If you're Azure subscriber, you can use your Azure account to sign up for an Office 365 subscription. If you're part of an organization that has an Azure subscription, you can create Office 365 subscriptions for users in your existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Sign up to Office 365 using an account that has Global Admin or Billing Admin permissions in your Azure Active Directory tenant. For more information, see Check my account permissions in Azure AD and Assigning administrator roles in Azure Active Directory.

If you already have both an Office 365 account and an Azure subscription, you can Associate an Office 365 tenant to an Azure subscription.

Get an Office 365 subscription by using your Azure account

  1. Go to the Office 365 product page, and select a plan.

  2. Click Sign in on the upper-right corner of the page.

    screenshot of Office 365 trial page

  3. Sign in with your Azure account credentials. If you're creating a subscription for your organization, use an Azure account that's a member of the Global Admin or Billing Admin directory role in your Azure Active Directory tenant.

    Screenshot of Office 365 sign-in

  4. Click Try now.

    Screenshot that confirms your order for Office 365.

  5. On the order receipt page, click Continue.

    Screenshot of the Office 365 order receipt

Now you're all set. If you created the Office 365 subscription for your organization, use the following steps to check that your Azure AD users are now in Office 365.

  1. Open the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  2. Expand USERS, and then click Active Users.

    Screenshot of the Microsoft 365 admin center users

After you sign up, the Office 365 subscription is added to the same Azure Active Directory instance that your Azure subscription belongs to. For more information, see More about Azure and Office 365 subscriptions and How Azure subscriptions are associated with Azure Active Directory.

Check my account permissions in Azure AD

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Click All services, and then search for Active Directory.

    Screenshot of Active Directory in the Azure portal

  3. Click Users and groups > All users.

  4. Select the user name.

    Screenshot that shows the Azure Active Directory users

  5. Click Directory role.

    Screenshot that shows the Azure portal directory role

  6. The role Global administrator or Limited administrator > Billing administrator is required to create an Office 365 subscription for users in your existing Azure Active Directory.

    Screenshot that shows Azure portal directory role Billing Admin

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