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Peteris
Level 2 Contributor

Activate partner benefit - Azure credits

Hello, 

 

We want to activate partner benefit Azure credits. There is a guide how to assign these credits to a user 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4515206/azure-cloud-products-benefits-tab-for-mpn-partners-in-partner-center

 

The question is what should we do next after assining credits to user, what is the procedure to activate credits to a Azure Subscrition?

 

Thanks,

Pēteris

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JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

The user logs on to the Azure Portal, goes to the Subscription management. Then user needs to  click on "+ Add" to add a new subscription - if this is the user which has the benefit assigned in Partner Center, the user will see an additional offering in the dialog called "Azure Sponsorship" - this offering is not visible to other users.

 

There should also be a link in Partner Center that will direct the user directly to the dialog to claim the sponsorship subscription, at least it was there at some point in time.

 

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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Marian1991
Level 1 Contributor

After you activate azure credits for the customer would it interest you to collaborate on a domain search engine ?

 

Sincerely

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

The user logs on to the Azure Portal, goes to the Subscription management. Then user needs to  click on "+ Add" to add a new subscription - if this is the user which has the benefit assigned in Partner Center, the user will see an additional offering in the dialog called "Azure Sponsorship" - this offering is not visible to other users.

 

There should also be a link in Partner Center that will direct the user directly to the dialog to claim the sponsorship subscription, at least it was there at some point in time.

 

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
Get consultations form Technical Presales & Deployment services team via https://aka.ms/technicalservices

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MarcusSchweda
Visitor 1

A few follow-up questions @JanoschUlmer 

 

I'm in the same boat as Peteris. I have concerns about that approach:

 

  1. Several resource such as AKS don't seem to support movement between subscriptions
  2. Our existing subscription contains the Azure AD directory we are using for several services including MPN. We also make heavy use of service principals to access and manage resources we would like to move to a new subscription.

What is the best course of action?

Sorry for the late response, was oof for a longer time  - you can always raise a request in the technical presales & deployment services team if you need specific guidance for a technical scenario: https://aka.ms/technicalservices

 

That said, an Azure subscription does not contain AzureAD, it is the other way, The AzureAD instance you are using as company is the tenant, and the tenant has one or more subscriptions associated to it. So whatever you do with the Azure subscription, does not affect the tenant level (Only Azure AD B2C is a bit different in this regard).

 

If you want to move services that are not supported for a move, there are little options then to redeploy those services. But we would need to discuss the specific scenario.

Kind regards,
Janosch
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Peteris
Level 2 Contributor

Thanks for quick reply.

Can we use the benefit with existing subscriptions or just for new ones?

 

Can we add it in Payment Mehtods for existing subscription? I don't see the options there as I am not he account admin,

 

Regards,

Pēteris

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

No, it will be a new subscription, you can not add the credit to an existing subscription.

Kind regards,
Janosch
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Peteris
Level 2 Contributor

Ok, clear, but then the last question - if we create such subscription and then in a year we receive additional 12k USD Azure Credits, then we again need to create new subscription or we can add these credits to existing subscription?

 

Thanks, 

Pēteris

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

@Peteris Unless something was changed, if the user account is not changed, the new 12k benefit in next year will be available in the same subscription (the same sponsorship account, applicable to subscription created by this user). So no need to set up a new subscription.

 

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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Peteris
Level 2 Contributor

Thanks 👍, we can close the topic now.