Microsoft cuts prices on several of its Azure virtual machines | ZDNet
"Microsoft is lowering prices on what officials say are "many of (its) most popular virtual machines" running on Azure, effective October 1. Prices of the Dv2 series VMs will be reduced by up to 15 percent . Prices of the A1 and A2 Basic VMs will be cut by up to 50 percent. Prices of the F series will be reduced up to 11 percent."
"In November 2016, will introduce new A series virtual machines (Av2), with prices up to 36% lower than the A series Standard VM prices available today."
Pricing - Windows Virtual Machines | Microsoft Azure