How to check Azure Credit

How to check Azure Credit

In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss How to check Azure Credit. Along with this, we will also discuss the below topics.

  • How credits are used?
  • Products that aren’t covered by Azure credits
  • Check Access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement Account type
  • 5 Ways to Get Azure free credits
  • Check Azure sponsorship balance
  • How to use Azure credits?
  • How do I check my Microsoft Azure subscription?

How to check Azure Credit

Azure credits are some perks that are offered by Microsoft that help you save money. If you are using some of the Azure Resources that are not free then it will get deducted from these credit points as the monetary charge.

Using the Microsoft Azure Portal, you can check the Azure credit balance for your billing account. There are different roles that can able to view the Azure Credit, those are owner, contributor, reader, or invoice manager role or reader role on the billing account.

Now let’s discuss the steps to check the Azure Credit using the Azure Portal

Login to Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com/)

Now After Login to the Azure Portal, search for the “Cost Management + Billing and click on the search result.

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Or, for the same option, you can click on the  “Cost Management + Billing link from the left navigation that is present next to the Help + support option.

how to check azure credits

The next step is on the Cost Management + Billing page, click on the View all my subscriptions link to see all your list of subscriptions.

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Now click on the Particular subscriptions for which one, you want to see the Azure Credit balance.

how to check azure credit balance

On the subscription page, you can able to see the Starting credit balance, The remaining credit balance, etc.

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My billing account type is “Microsoft Online Services Program”. Your billing account type might be “Microsoft Customer Agreement”

Once you will click on the Particular subscriptions for which one, you want to see the Azure Credit balance

The next step is, select the Payment methods from the left-hand side and then select Azure credits.

Now on the Azure credits page, you can find two sections that show the summary of your Azure credit balance i.e the Estimated balance and the Current Balance.

One more thing each time you use Azure Portal, it will show you the remaining credit balance in the notification area

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This is How to check Azure Credit by following the above steps as mentioned.

How credits are used

For a billing account type as Microsoft customer agreement, you need to use the billing profiles to manage your payment methods and invoices. Normally each month you will get an invoice generated for that month’s total resource cost.

What you need to do is assign the credits that you have to the billing profile then what will happen is at the time the invoice will get generated the credits are automatically applied to the total amount and then you need to just pay the remaining amount as the monthly invoice amount.

As explained above, this is how credits are used.

Products that aren’t covered by Azure credits

Even though you have enough credit balance in your Azure Account, there are some Azure resources, for those you cannot redeem your Free Azure Credit for those and you have to pay separately for those resources.

Below are few list of those resources

  1. Visual Studio Enterprise (Monthly)
  2. Visual Studio Enterprise (Annual)
  3. Visual Studio Professional (Monthly)
  4. Visual Studio Professional (Annual)
  5. Citrix XenApp Essentials
  6. Citrix XenDesktop
  7. Azure support plans

For more information on the list of resources, you can refer to the Microsoft official site.

Check Access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement Account type

As discussed above, you can able to check the billing account if you have access and if you have a proper role for that account. You can use Azure Portal to check the access.

Step-1: Login to Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com/)

Step-2: Now After Login to the Azure Portal, search for the “Cost Management + Billing and click on the search result.

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Step-3:

Select Properties from the left side menu. You will have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement if the billing account type is Microsoft Customer Agreement for other Account types like Microsoft Online Services Program, you will not get that option.

This is how we can able to check Access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement Account type.

5 Ways to Get Azure free credits

There are few ways to get Azure Free credits from Microsoft which you can use to utilize for most of the Azure resources. For some of the resources, this Azure free credits will not work you have to pay separately for those resources.

1- Create Azure Free Account

If you are creating a free account in Azure, then you will get below benefits with free of cost

  • ₹13,300 free credit valid for 30 days to explorer the Azure services.
  • 12 months of a few popular free services.
  • 25+ services always free.

You can get all these benefits with absolutely free of cost. So create An Azure free account now.

2- Sign up to Azure for Students

When a student is getting the sign up to Azure, Microsoft is providing $100 as a free credit. So that a student can improve his/her knowledge and explore different Azure functionality with absolutely free of cost. Just a student needs to verify the student status through their school email address.

Microsoft also provides 12 months of free access to more than 25 free Azure products, including compute, network, storage, and databases, etc.

3- Visual Studio Subscription

If you have a Visual Studio Subscription, then you will get some free Azure credit based on which Visual studio edition, you have the subscription.

For Visual Studio Enterprise subscription, you will get $150 per month and for Visual Studio Professional, you will get $50 per month.

4- Microsoft Partner Network

If you are a member of a Partner network, then you will get $100 per month as Azure Free credit. you can use these credits for any Azure service like Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Storage, SQL Database, Cloud Services, etc

5- Azure for Startups

Microsoft provides $200 for 30 days to any startups to explorer the Azure resources. If startups are interested to buy after 30 days they can d that.

But this is a good option for the startup to explorer the Azure resources at free of cost.

These are the different ways to get the Azure free credits from Microsoft that can be utilized to explorer many Azure Resources.

Check Azure sponsorship balance

We discussed above, How to check Azure Credit. Now we will discuss how to check Azure sponsorship balance

To check Azure sponsorship balance, yo need to login to the below url

https://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/Balance

Once you will login to the above URL, you can able to see your Azure sponsorship balance. Make sure you have active sponsorship with that account you are trying to log in or else you will get the error like “This account does not have an active Sponsorship”.

If you want to see the usage statistics of your Azure Sponsorship subscriptions then sign in to the below URL

https://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/Usage

Once, you will log in to the above URL, you can able see the usage statistics of your Azure Sponsorship subscriptions.

This is how we can able to check Azure sponsorship balance and the resources usage statistics.

How to use Azure credits

If you have any Visual Studio subscription, you can get the Free Azure credits per month based on your Visual studio edition. You can use these Azure credits that help you to explorer different Azure services.

When You will activate your credits, you will create a new Azure subscription and then you can use them immediately and that time you no need a credit card for the subscription.

How do I check my Microsoft Azure subscription?

When you are creating an Azure free account. Microsoft is not charging any amount for the free services provided with your Azure free account. Microsoft will charge only in case you have exceeded the limit of services.

You can check the free service usage using the Microsoft Azure Portal.

Login to Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com/)

Now After Login to the Azure Portal, search for the “Subscriptions and click on the search result.

How do I check my Microsoft Azure subscription?

Choose the subscription which was created when you signed up for the Azure free account.

Now if you will scroll down a bit, you can able to see the usage of the free service in a tabular structure.

This is How do I check my Microsoft Azure subscription by following the above steps.

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Conclusion

Well, in this Azure tutorial, we discussed How to check Azure Credit, How credits are used, Products that aren’t covered by Azure credits, Check Access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement Account type, 5 Ways to Get Azure free credits, Check Azure sponsorship balance and finally we also discussed How to use Azure credits and How do I check my Microsoft Azure subscription?. Hope it is helpful for you !!!

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