A Microsoft Azure subscription grants you access to Azure services and to the Azure Platform Management Portal.
A Azure subscription has two aspects:
- The Azure account, through which resource usage is reported and services are billed.
- The subscription itself, which governs access to and use of the Azure services that are subscribed to. The subscription holder manages services (Azure SQL, Storage, etc.) through the Azure Platform Management Portal.
Visit the Azure Pricing Options page for more information on Azure pricing.
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