The Azure Applications & Infrastructure Community Call, this week is on Using the Azure Calculator

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Just wanted to drop a quick blog on the upcoming Azure Applications & Infrastructure Community Call!  This week’s topic is on Using the Azure Calculator.  Jeff Wagner will walk everyone through building out a price estimate and what the caveats are.  This is a common ask from our partner community…


How to Set up Billing Alerts in Azure using the Billing Alert Service Preview

Woody Walton Billing alerts!  This is important.  Recently I have heard of two situations where services shut down in Azure due to billing issues.  The first involved a customer who purchased credits through a reseller via Azure in Open (prepaid) and the credits ran out, the second when a partner tapped out his MPN Internal…


Microsoft Azure VMs often include Licensing built right in, but not everything

Woody Walton Since Microsoft Azure was released to the Open License program on August 1, 2014, we have seen a steady increase in activity through our distribution partners and certainly an increase in call volume concerning Microsoft Azure. One of the more common questions we have been getting has been around the licensing implications as…

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Managing billing and saving money with the new Azure Portal

Woody Walton Some of the most common questions we get from partners around azure relate to pricing and accurate forecasting of expenditures related to consumption of Azure services. As we all endeavor to acquaint ourselves with the world of consumption based billing I thought I would share a short Azure Friday video that demonstrates how…

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Azure: How do I change subscription billing from Pay-As-You-Go to a Commitment or Pre-Pay?

Woody Walton Well, the SMB Azure Boot Camps have drawn to a close, and the feedback has been great from those partners that attended!   As the new fiscal year begins at Microsoft we will be planning a new series of readiness efforts around Azure in the channel, but in the meantime I thought I would…

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