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Microsoft Azure’s agreements can be long and convoluted. We help you understand the contracts you sign and give you the power to choose the best Cloud Service Provider for your business.
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Plain English contract summaries carefully drafted and reviewed by attorneys.
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What’s In This Report?
What you need to know about important provisions, in 1-2 sentences.
Tips for Managing the Contracts
Everything you should do or avoid doing, succinctly summarized on one page which you can distribute to your team to make sure you’re abiding by - and getting the most out of - your contracts.
Whenever another cloud provider offers something better than your cloud provider, we let you know so that you can tell your cloud provider to match the competition.
Quick indications of what's actually "market" for most material provisions.
More complicated legal issues flagged for review with counsel.
Citations to Authority
Every material claim we make is supported by a citation so you can quickly find the details you need.
Agreements and Policies Reviewed
Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement - updated as of March, 2019
Microsoft Online Services Terms - updated as of July 1, 2019
Microsoft Product Terms - updated as of July 1, 2019
Microsoft Privacy Statement - updated as of August, 2019
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We put hundreds of hours into our cloud reports, conducting market research to understand what typical cloud users care about, engaging attorneys who specialize in the types of data security issues encountered, and meticulously reviewing and comparing the principle agreements for the top five cloud service providers.
The result is the most comprehensive, robust and sophisticated review of contracts in any industry, delivered to you in a format that enables you to quickly find what matters to you and dive deeper where needed.
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Table of Contents
How to Use this Report
Data Security & Privacy
Term & Termination
Payments & Fees
Changes to the Agreements
Service Level Agreements & Support
Confidential Information & Intellectual Property
Tips for Managing These Agreements
Assumptions Made Reviewing Microsoft Azure
We prepared this Report with an average use-case customer in mind and made the following assumptions. If any of these assumptions do not reflect your particular circumstances, you should consult your attorney to determine how your particular facts may change the results of this Report.
- You purchased the Services via an online subscription and your Services are governed by the Agreements. If you purchased the Services through a reseller or an offline or other agreement, the terms of that agreement may govern instead.
- You are paying for the Services. If you are utilizing the Services free of charge, certain terms may differ, and this Report may not accurately reflect the content of the terms that govern your use of the Services.
- The Service-specific terms for the product or service you are buying or using do not override these general terms.