What is the Microsoft commercial marketplace?
The Microsoft commercial marketplace is a catalog of solutions from Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) partners. With more than 30,000 listings, customers can find, try, and buy cloud applications in two stores:
Azure Marketplace: Offers solutions built on or built for Azure, intended for IT professionals and developers. This store includes listings for apps, consulting, and managed services. Azure Marketplace consulting services are professional service offerings that help customers get started with or accelerate the use of Azure.
Microsoft AppSource: Offers business and industry solutions, such as software as a service (SaaS) applications and apps that extend directly into Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft AppSource also lists professional services offerings that help customers get started with or accelerate usage of Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Power Platform.
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Benefits of using the Microsoft commercial marketplace
The Microsoft commercial marketplace provides customers with features that support modern enterprise procurement. Customers using the Microsoft commercial marketplace can do the following:
Find, try, and buy cloud applications and services confidently:
Deploy cloud applications that are free, bring your own license (BYOL), or pay-as-you-go
Start small and then scale up. The commercial marketplace has thousands of products with plans that make it easy to purchase at a small scale, such as small virtual machine sizes or software with a limited number of users. Then, when you’re ready, you can scale up
Connect with certified Microsoft partners who provide consulting services to help with cloud migration, systems integration, data management and analytics, and other cloud projects
Govern and control:
Create a Private Azure Marketplace to curate solutions that adhere to company policy, controlling what users can purchase and deploy.
Manage costs with Microsoft Cost Management to ensure an organization stays within budget
Add Azure Marketplace software purchases to existing Azure subscriptions
Receive a single Azure invoice that includes all Azure Marketplace purchases, eliminating the complexity of managing individual vendor relationships and invoices
Decrement Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitments (MACC) through Azure marketplace purchases
Use the standard contract and contract amendments to simplify legal procurement
Use private products to purchase offers with custom terms