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Extension Option for Azure Commit Renewal

Extension Option for Azure Commit Renewal


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Do you have an existing SCE enrollment?

Existing Azure only SCE customers are able to renew with a minimum buy in quantity less than the current minimum requirements of (10) units or $12,000 annually.  Customers can take advantage of this by exercising their one-time extension option (as long as they have not extended their enrollment already) and rolling over their current terms and conditions. For questions on how to extend your current SCE, please reach out to your PCM Microsoft specialists or your account executive.


How does this offer impact existing Azure-only commercial customers?

  • Expiring SCE customer are able to maintain their current minimum by exercising their one-time renewal and rolling over their current terms and conditions

What segments will be affected?

  • Commercial, Government and Academic

If a customer currently has an Enterprise Agreement or SCE with SQL, will their minimums be affected as well?

  • 10 Monetary Commitment units per month changes only apply to ‘Azure Only’ SCEs. Customers who have an EA or an SCE that is non-’Azure Only’ may continue to buy according to current minimums (at least 1 Monetary Commitment unit per month)

Will the U.S. Government Community Cloud (USGCC) customers continue to be able to use a programmatic $0 Azure provisioning SKU to enroll into SCE?

  • Yes, USGCC customers can use the $0 SKU to enroll into SCE. The $0 SKU is available for customers who are allowed to use Azure only under the pay-as-you-go model


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