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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Cost Optimization Best Practices

Save on infrastructure

Use Azure credits

Use spending limits

Use reserved instances

Choose low-cost locations and regions

Research available cost-saving offers

Right-size underutilized virtual machines

Deallocate virtual machines in off hours

Delete unused virtual machines

Migrate to PaaS or SaaS services

Save on licensing costs

Linux vs. Windows

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Use Dev/Test subscription offers

Bring your own SQL Server license

Use SQL Server Developer Edition

Use constrained instance sizes for database workloads