Plan and manage your Azure costs

Business Owner
Business User
Technology Manager

Learn about the factors that influence cost and tools you can use to help estimate and manage your cloud spend.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator to compare your current datacenter costs to running the same workloads on Azure.
  • Describe the different ways you can purchase Azure products and services.
  • Use the Pricing calculator to estimate the monthly cost of running your cloud workloads.
  • Define some of the major factors that affect total cost and apply recommended practices to minimize cost.


  • You should be familiar with basic computing concepts and terminology.
  • An understanding of cloud computing is helpful, but isn't necessary.