Microsoft has offered to provide clients who pay upfront for Azure would get $12,000 in free support. This is only available for client who would make a prepaid commitment to Azure resources under Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA). Microsoft will bump you up to a higher support tier for 12 months beginning on May 1. The offer comes at no extra charge and applies to new and existing customers.
The offer is Microsoft’s latest effort to entice more of its traditional customers to use Azure, especially in the enterprise, where many businesses still prefer to run their own infrastructure. Microsoft just this week launched a free Cloud Essential training bundle for IT pros who manage that infrastructure and may not yet be comfortable with the cloud.