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Transition smoothly to 
the Azure Plan


Out with the old, in with the new

Microsoft describes the change as a ‘new commerce experience.’ The Azure Plan will overall simplify the payment experience and optimise cost control. Simply explained, it will act as a container that can include one or more Azure Subscriptions. At ALSO, we’re happy to help our partners navigate this change.


Since June 21, 2021, new customers to the Azure Cloud Solution Provider program will automatically run in the new Azure Plan.

Any Azure subscriptions existing until then will be managed individually.

Microsoft is evolving the Azure subscription package to provide added value, simplified pricing, and a more simplistic agreement for both partners and customers. At ALSO, we’ll soon navigate our partners from the current Azure Subscription to the Azure Plan all in due time. The first phase of the Azure Plan migration commenced in July 2021.

Starting February 1, 2022, incentives will no longer apply to legacy plans. At this point, it is important to talk about the new Azure Plan and its benefits. Ensure that you meet the requirements (at least silver competence) to receive incentives with the new plan. You can secure your CSP discount by migrating customers via the ACMP.  


Eventually, all remaining customers of the original Azure offering will be migrated to the new Azure Plan. Again, you’ll know the phase 3 deadline early.


The Azure Plan transition won’t happen suddenly. But it’s important to be aware of what’s coming and to be proactive about migrating to the new plan. Those with legacy plans beyond phase two will no longer receive incentives or CSP discounts.

A transition in three phases

Don’t wait to make the transition. Get in touch to learn more about the Azure Plan.

The chart below further clarifies the Azure Plan and Azure Subscription. What are the core differences?

Seize the opportunity, switch to the Azure Plan

A fast move to the Azure Plan is a business growth opportunity. For Azure-focused partners willing to adapt fast, you’ll have the opportunity to

Access your subscription
management easily
in the Azure portal

View a standardized
price list for partners
-added transparency

Diversify into other
sales models (EA, CSP,
Direct, etc.) easily

Better overview of
Azure cost management
for CSPs

Transparent pricing
based on the USD
monthly exchange rate

Full details available on the Azure transition

Want more insight into the Azure transition? Our whitepaper details the full migration process.

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