Welcome back to Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.
This is Module four as your account
in this module, we'll go over the following
first. We'll talk about what azure accounts and subscriptions are.
Then we'll get an introduction to Azure Active Directory.
Learn what a tenant is and understand as your billing.
At the end, we'll learn about the azure subscription options.
Throughout this module, we will introduce a lot of new terminology that you're going to need in your work with Azure.
What are azure accounts and subscriptions?
And as your account is associated with a specific identity,
this identity could be your email address.
In addition to the email address and as your account has information like your name, contact information and payment details,
there are two types of azure accounts.
A work or school, one that is issued by your employer or a personal one that you can sign up for on any Microsoft Web property.
You can use your azure account to sign into the azure management portal and create and manage resources.
We'll learn about the azure management portal in our next module.
If you have already signed up for any other Microsoft services like office 3 65 Outlook email or Xbox Live. You already have a Microsoft account that you can use to sign up for Azure.
You can use your azure account to create one or more subscriptions.
And as your subscription is a logical grouping of resources,
you can use subscriptions for various purposes. As we'll see shortly.
There are different types of subscriptions.
Let's talk about a couple of them.
The Azure free subscription offers $200 to spend in the first month free access to some of the most popular azure services for 12 months and in access to 25 services that are always free
For example, you can create 10 Web mobile or API apps for free or use up to one million function requests per month without charge.
To create a free subscription, you need a Microsoft account, a phone number and a credit card for verification purposes.
No charges will be billed to the credit card.
If you reach the $200 limit, all resources that are build will just be shut down.
You can convert the free subscription to a paid one and continue using the sources.
The next subscription is a student one.
The student subscriptions are also free and offer $100 of credit to use within 12 months.
It also includes the same set of free services as the standard free subscriptions.
Also, it doesn't require a credit card to subscribe.
However, you'll still need to verify your student status to be able to subscribe.
This can easily be done using your education email address ending in dot e d u.
The pay as you go subscription is a regular paid subscription of retail prices for services.
It's appropriate for every azure customer, from the individual to the enterprise that doesn't want any term commitments for consumption.
An enterprise agreement or a subscription offers the option to buy cloud services and software licenses under the same agreement.
It's offered with some discount rates and software assurance agreements, but requires the customers to commit to a minimum annual spending amount.
This amount can be spent for azure services, additional support or software licenses.
E A. Subscriptions are targeted to enterprises
and the last subscription type will look at is a Cloud service provider or CSP subscription.
You can buy such subscriptions from authorized Microsoft partners
they're typically bundled with additional services offered by the partners.
As we mentioned, you can have multiple subscriptions under a single as your account,
why would you want to do that?
Well, let's take a look at two scenarios were having multiple subscriptions could be useful.
One way to utilize the grouping by subscription is to create a subscription for each department of your enterprise.
For example, their marketing, finance and HR departments may each require different resources to run their applications.
This way you can give each organization the ability to manage their resources independently.
Another example is to use different subscriptions for each team within the same business unit.
As we'll see in the next video, you can use the subscription structure to restrict access to resources and manage building for the organization.