Software Subscriptions are 1 or 3 year Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions for on-premises or cloud use that you can easily acquire, provision and manage, offering your customers market-leading pricing and unmatched deployment flexibility.

Best Customer Value
Your customers will be thrilled to save up to 79% versus pay-as-you-go pricing by using their Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions along with Azure Reserved Instances (RIs) and the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Save money on Windows Server Compute With RI + Windows Server Subscription

Hybrid Use Benefit for SQL and Windows Server

Greater Flexibility: Deployment On-premises or in the Cloud
Customers who buy Server Subscriptions for Windows Server or SQL Server are entitled to the Azure Hybrid Benefit and thus may choose to use these licenses for Azure virtual machines or in on-premises deployments. If they use them for an on-premises deployment, the usual licensing rules for these products apply, as detailed in the Product Terms. Customers are additionally granted rights equivalent to a subset of the rights provided to SA customers as below:
Windows Server

SQL Server
  • Self Hosting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Semi-Annual Channel releases 
  • Self-Hosting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • License Mobility across Server Farms
  • Fail-over Rights
  • Unlimited Virtualization*
  • Power BI Report Server* 
*Enterprise Core licenses only​ 

More Business
Grow your business with low-cost Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions that allow you to target and win on-premises deployments and predictable cloud workloads in a fast-growing market.

Start selling Microsoft Software Subscriptions to grow your revenue and enhance your profitability!

Talk today to your customers who:

  • Run predictable, full-time Windows Server or SQL Server workloads
  • On-premises or in the cloud
  • Looking for the best possible price to license these server products
  • Do not have existing licenses with active Software Assurance

Remember that for cloud workloads your customer will enjoy the best possible savings when you sell Software Subscriptions and Azure Reserve​d Instances together!