Azure in 5 Minutes: Managing your customer accounts in Azure


Over the past 18 months I’ve been working closely with many partners that resell customer solutions on Azure.  One of the initial challenges partners face with Azure is how to properly setup and manage their customer accounts, ensuring the best possible management experience moving forward.  There are many variables to consider when setting up and managing your customer’ Azure accounts:

  • Was the customer’s Azure subscription created on Azure Direct ( or was it created on the Azure in Open platform (you bought Azure tokens and applied them to an account)?
  • Are you signing into Azure with your Organizational ID (AAD account) or your Microsoft Account (Formerly Live ID)?
  • Is your customer subscription underneath your partner subscription, or outside of your partner subscription? 
  • How do I get all of my customer’s Azure services to show up in one Admin portal view?

In the following Azure in 5 Minutes video, we’ll address these questions and provide you with the information you need to start managing your Azure customers:

Good luck managing your Azure customers!


Michael Kophs
Partner Technology Strategist

Comments (2)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome! My team will be doing a number of videos around various components in Azure. The goal of this

  2. Lyn Uesato says:

    Great Video! Did we answer item #2 about signing in with your Organizational ID or Microsoft Account? I’m unsure of what the issue is surrounding this. Should we set up a new Microsoft Account or Organizational ID that is NOT tied to our Internal Use Rights
    subscription (where we do proof of concept and testing for prospects)? In watching the video again, it appears that it is recommended that a Microsoft Account (not Org ID) be used to manage Azure accounts.

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