Introduction: Azure plan lets partners buy Azure at pay-as-you-go-rates for customers

Applies to: Partner Center

Appropriate roles: Admin agent | Sales agent | Global admin

Microsoft has introduced a new commerce experience in Partner Center, the Azure plan. With this new commerce experience, partners will gain access to Azure services at pay-as-you-go rates for customers under the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

This plan simplifies the purchase experience - you can have multiple Azure subscriptions in an Azure plan. You no longer need to submit a separate order per Azure subscription. And, in this new commerce experience for Azure, we have aligned to a single global pricing principle enabling Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners to offer Azure at the published prices.

Transition your customers from their existing CSP Azure offers to Azure services under the Azure plan in the new commerce experience in the CSP program from within Partner Center. This transition requires only the following:

  • The partner and end-customer must have an established reseller relationship through Partner Center, and the customer must have signed the Microsoft Customer Agreement.


Starting February 1, 2020, the existing Microsoft Cloud Agreement will be removed from the CSP program. From that time, partner confirmation (attestation) of the customer acceptance for the new Microsoft Customer Agreement will be required for all other offers including Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and existing Azure. Partners in the CSP will not be able to make a new order for the customer without attestation of the Microsoft Customer Agreement. For full details, read Confirm customer acceptance of the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

Next steps

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Start moving to the Azure plan Move to Azure plan - get started
Transition your customers from PAYG to Azure plan Transition your customer to Azure plan
Purchase the Azure plan for your customers Purchase the Azure plan
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See a side-by-side comparison of Azure offer types Compare Azure offers
Manage customers' subscriptions and resources under the Azure plan Manage subscriptions and resources under the Azure plan
Learn how to read the Azure plan price list Azure plan price list explained
Where is the Azure plan available? The full list of countries/regions where Azure plan is available
To see how the partner earned credit is calculated, you need to sign into your Partner Center dashboard price list Partner Center dashboard
Billing under the Azure plan Azure billing