Purchase the Azure plan for customers & access the latest Azure services at pay-as-you-go rates

Appropriate roles

  • Global admin
  • User admin
  • Sales agent

When you purchase an Azure plan for your customers under the Microsoft Customer Agreement, you have access to the full catalog of the latest Azure services at pay-as-you-go rates. CSP partners will now be able to access any Azure service when it becomes generally available. A partner can have multiple Azure subscriptions under an Azure plan.

Country/region availability

The new commerce experience in CSP for Azure is currently scheduled to be available in 139 countries. See the full list of those countries/regions.

How to purchase Azure plan

How you purchase the Azure plan is similar to purchasing any other subscription. The key difference is that before you actually place your order you need to confirm that your customer has signed the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

  1. Select Segment Commercial and type Microsoft Azure
  2. Under Azure plan select Add to cart

Purchase

The partner must confirm the customer has reviewed and accepted the Microsoft Customer Agreement terms. For more information on how the partner can do this, read the Confirm customer acceptance of the Microsoft Customer Agreement. Other resources are available in the resource gallery.

To confirm, you either:

  1. Confirm digitally or,

  2. Invite the customer to sign the Microsoft Customer Agreement directly with Microsoft.

To confirm

  1. On the customer's Account page, select Update next to Microsoft Customer Agreement

  2. Fill out the information about the individual at the customer's company who accepted the MCuA.

  3. Select Save and continue.

Review and buy

You return to the Add a product page where you can see that the Azure plan has been added. Select Review to review your purchase and then select Buy.

Note

Once you purchase the Azure plan for a customer, you can no longer purchase Microsoft Azure (0145p) for that customer. You'll need to create future subscriptions through the Azure plan.

Purchase Azure reservations under the Azure Plan

You can also buy Microsoft Azure reservations under Azure plan on behalf of your customers in Partner Center. (Or, if you prefer, you can give permission for your customers to buy their own Azure reservations from a prior subscription you purchased for them.)

  1. From the Partner Center menu on your dashboard, select Customers. Find the customer who wants to purchase Azure reservations, and then select the down arrow to expand the customer's row.

  2. Select Add products and then select Azure.

    • Choose the customer's market segment from the Segment list.
    • Choose Reservations from the Product type list.
    • Choose the type of reservation the customer wants from the Reservations type list.

Azure reservations must be associated with an active Azure plan. Choose the Azure plan you want to add Azure reservations to from the Customer subscription list.

Important

If the customer doesn't already have an active Azure plan, select Azure to add one now. For further instructions read Purchase Azure reservations.

Note

A reservation's scope can only be set to Shared, currently in Partner Center. To select single subscription scope or update from shared to single subcription scope go to Microsoft Azure Management portal using following instructions.

Shared scope reservations setting

To manage the customer's reservation in the Azure portal:

  1. From Customers select the customer you want to manage.

  2. Using the down arrow, expand the customer's row and select Microsoft Azure Management portal.

View Azure subscriptions under the Azure Plan

From the Subscriptions page, in the usage-based section, expand Azure plan to see associated Azure subscriptions under the Azure Plan.

View list of Azure subscriptions

Add subscriptions and configure resources

You will add subscriptions and configure resources for your customer in Azure portal. You are also able to separate your customer's environment by workload or project. It is possible to manage subscriptions through Azure Lighthouse as well as Azure portal.

To manage your customer's resources and subscriptions, you need Admin on Behalf Of (AOBO) privileges. For information on managing your access, read Manage subscriptions and resources under the Azure plan

Next steps