How to transition a pay-as-you-go subscription following company incorporation into a professional subscription?

Kristian Putman 21 Reputation points

I have been working in Azure for some time developing various resources and building tools and applications for myself as a sole trader. I recently shifted my legal status in the UK and am now a company director of a registered private limited company. My problem currently is that I am unsure on how to choose and implement one of the following approaches:

1) Do I create a new azure account for the company (as it is a separate legal entity) and then recreate and deploy the resources on which the company will rely?

2) Do I create a new subscription within my existing azure account, billed to the company, and then move the necessary resources to the new subscription?

3) Do I edit the details and billing information on my current azure account and leave all resources in-place?

I am keen to upgrade my account to Visual Studio Professional also, as I believe there are various offers available to pro subscription holders. I am probably in need of some direction from a sales team, but I haven't been able to locate an email address for this.

Any help or pointing in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 11,611 Reputation points

    Hi @Kristian Putman

    Thank you for asking this question on the **Microsoft Q&A Platform. **

    The easiest way to do it is option 3.

    However, it will be more professional to create a tenant with your company name, if it is not too complex to recreate your infrastructure, do it.

    If you are familiar with terraform, with Azure Terrafy you can export your resources configuration and recreate them in your new tenant

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    Hope this helps!


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