Explore pricing models for Microsoft cloud services


Cloud Solution Provider

The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) model is a Microsoft partner program that provides the expertise and services you need through an expert CSP partner.

Your Microsoft 365 subscription is provided through a CSP partner who can manage your entire subscription, provide billing and technical support. The CSP partner will have admin privileges that will allow them to access your tenant. They'll have the ability to directly support, configure and manage licenses and settings. The CSP partner can provide extra consultancy and advice to ensure security and productivity targets are met. Furthermore, other Microsoft cloud-based products and services can be added to your subscription such as Microsoft Azure services and Dynamics 365.

The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program provides a pay-as-you-go subscription model with per-user, per-month pricing that enables your business to scale up or down from month to month as your needs change.

You can find a suitable CSP at I'm looking for a solution provider.

Enterprise Agreement

The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is designed for organizations that want to license software and cloud services for a minimum three-year period. The Enterprise Agreement offers the best value to organizations with 500 or more users or devices. One of the benefits of the Enterprise Agreement is that it's manageable, giving you the flexibility to buy cloud services and software licenses under a single organization-wide agreement. Additionally, through Software Assurance, your organization can receive 24x7 technical support, planning services, end-user and technical training.

Learn more about the benefits of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement at Enterprise Agreement | Microsoft Volume Licensing.

Direct Billing

Buy and pay for your Microsoft 365 subscription with a credit or debit card, or a bank account. The payment method you use to pay will continue to be charged until the subscription expires or is canceled. Payment methods can be managed through the Microsoft 365 admin center.


Sign up for a free trial subscription for Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps for business and try it out for 30 days. Learn more information on trying a free trial subscription at Try or buy a Microsoft 365 for business subscription.