Microsoft has announced that from 1 August 2019 there will be a new agreement for customers to directly purchase and manage Azure Services. The new Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA) will replace existing Azure offers that are currently available through Direct Enterprise Agreements.
This new agreement is a part of Microsoft’s continuing modern commerce strategy which is changing the way customers can purchase Microsoft offerings. The MCA is a digital, evergreen agreement which will offer Azure services on a pay-as-you-go basis with no upfront or ongoing commitment.
By default, eligible customers will see their Azure consumption moved to the MCA upon expiry of their current Enterprise Agreement. Microsoft sales representatives will be contacting customers to discuss the impact and practicality of the change.
In addition to the initial announcement, Microsoft have released an FAQ which details the changes further.
Cloud Solution Provider
The MCA is not the only agreement through which Azure can be purchased. Trustmarque currently offer and will continue to support our customers on Azure through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) platform.