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It Finally Happened! A Retail Rates API Is Here For Azure!

Sun Apr 18 2021

Seventeen currencies have been made available for all Azure services

Microsoft announced last week that they’d made some changes to their Azure pricing so that there was now a Retail Rates API available, offering pricing on all their Azure services in currencies other than the US dollar.

Up until now Azure customers have either had to use the Azure Pricing Calculator or use the Azure portal to calculate local pricing, so Microsoft’s new programmatic option for retrieving retail prices is being widely praised as with 54 regions and 6,000 services the previous method could get a little… complicated… for many users.

 

For anyone interested, the new API is currently available for public preview at:

 

https://prices.azure.com/api/retail/prices

 

As you’ll no doubt note, there’s some new syntax you’ll need to get used to, that take the form of new filters:

 

  • armRegionName
  • Location
  • meterId
  • meterName
  • productid
  • skuId
  • productName
  • skuName
  • serviceName
  • serviceId
  • serviceFamily
  • priceType
  • armSkuName

 

The currencies the new Retail Rates API will make available are:

 

  • US dollar
  • Australian dollar
  • Brazilian real
  • Canadian dollar
  • Swiss franc
  • Chinese yuan
  • Danish krone
  • Euros
  • British pound
  • Indian rupee
  • Japanese yen
  • Korean won
  • Norwegian krone
  • New Zealand dollar
  • Russian ruble
  • Swedish krona
  • Taiwan dollar

 

Although, as of yet, Microsoft haven’t announced when they’ll be exiting the public preview stage to become official.

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