Add Azure Partner Shared Services

Applies to

  • Partner Center

Azure Partner Shared Services is a new offer type for partners in the CSP program enabling partners to purchase Azure subscriptions for their own use.  It creates the opportunity for partners to use a uniform method for purchasing, tracking, and managing Azure in addition to the ability to consolidate their Azure licensing and reselling agreements with Microsoft. With Azure Partner Shared Services partners now have the same flexibility to use Azure subscriptions in CSP as they do in the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Web Direct programs, opening up scenarios such as: build development and test environments, deploy internal workloads, and host shared services or multi-tenant applications.  

Create the shared services tenant

  1. Go to Settings > View all settings > Shared services.

    **Account settings**>**Shared services**

  2. If you don't already have a shared services tenant, click Create shared services.

    Create shared services

  3. This creates a shared services tenant and purchases the Azure CSP Shared Services subscription, to be used for shared resources and internal workload.

    Create the tenant and purchase the subscription

About the Azure- Internal/Shared Services offer

  • The Azure – Internal/Shared Services subscription is a new Azure offer type in CSP accessed through Partner Center that partners get for their own use of Azure.

  • Azure – Internal/Shared Services offer is not eligible for discounts and incentives.

  • The Azure - Internal/Shared Services offer can only be applied to the shared services tenant.

  • The primary use for the Azure – Internal/Shared Services subscription is so that you can use Azure for your own development purposes. The shared tenant you use to provision this offer cannot be used for other services such as Office 365 or Dynamics seats.

  • You can cancel the subscription like any other subscription. Go to the settings > View all settings > Shared services. Select the Azure - Internal/Shared Services subscription and cancel it.

Accessing Azure Partner Shared Services consumption details

You will find the Azure consumption on your CSP invoice and the reconciliation file. It will be included as part of Microsoft Azure line item in the invoice. The detailed consumption information will be available in the reconciliation file logged against the tenant that was created for this offer.

Azure Partner Shared Services pricing

To see the new pricing file for Azure Partner Shared Services go to Sell > Pricing and offers and select the current month's price list. In the coming weeks, a specific rate card api will also be released.