Set spending limit after free trial RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    at the moment I am using a free trial account for windows azure.

    The question is if when the trial period expires, how can I update the account to a 'normal' one and set a spending monthly limit.

    (Spending monthly limit doesn't mean that I always will pay the same, isn't it? but I will pay max. what I choose and when the price is reached then the services stopped...?

    I don't know if the default pricing is set to pay-as-you-go.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:28 AM


  • When your trial subscription expires, so long as you added credit card or other payment information, the subscription will be translated into a standard pay as you go subscription for which you pay normal usage. Spending limits where applicable impose a spending ceiling and not a fixed monthly commitment to spend.

    Unfortunately, normal subscriptions aren't eligible to define a spending limit ( as this is limited to trial accounts and special accounts such as MSDN or Microsoft Partner benefit programmes.

    Instead of the spending limit feature, I would suggest you look at the Azure Billing Alert Service which is a preview feature but is really invaluable.

    You can read up on how to enable this feature and configure it at

    I hope this helps you out.

    Richard Green | MCSA 2012, MCSE 2003, MCTS Desktop Virtualization, VCP5-DV

    • Proposed as answer by Bob BlorkBanned Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by blfuentes Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:42 PM
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:50 PM