Azure Pricing and Support Flashcards
What are Public and Private Preview Features?
Pre-Release Azure products and service for Microsoft to obtain feedback and for evaluation purposes.
What are Additional Azure Support Channels?
Azure Knowledge Center, MSDN forums, Stack Overflow forums
Where can you find the SLA for Azure Products and Services?
The Azure SLA landing page:
How can you purchase Azure products and services?
Directly from Microsoft or through a Microsoft Partner
What are Azure Government Services?
Isolated private cloud just for US federal, state, and local governments, and their partners
What are the characteristics of the Azure Free Account?
One-time offer per account for free access to many Azure products and a $200 credit to spend in the first 30 days.
What are the Azure Support Plan types?
Basic, Developer, Standard, Professional Direct, Premier
Where can you monitor Azure Feature Updates?
Azure Updates landing page:
What is an Azure Subscription?
Where you can manage resources using resource groups, they serve as a capacity, administration, and billing container
What are Azure Germany Services?
Microsoft partnered with German companies to comply with all German regulations, building 2 distinct data centers for a German-only part of Azure - As of 2018, being phased out by Microsoft - no longer accepting new users
What is an Azure subscription offer?
Type of subscription, such as Enterprise Agreement, Certified Solution Partner, Pay-As-You-Go, etc.
What are Azure Reservations?
Discounts for committing to 1-3 years of Azure products and services
What are Azure Billing Zones?
For data transfer in/out of Azure, regions correspond to different Azure Billing Zones and charge different prices.
What are the Azure Storage Blob Tiers?
Hot - high cost/fast retrieval
Cool - lower cost/slower retrieval
Archive - low cost/slow retrieval
What is the Azure Cost Management tool?
Helps you analyze costs, create and manage budgets, export data, and review and act on optimization recommendations to save money.