I am requesting a quota increase from Microsoft Azure and have an option of choosing an SKU family from A series to NV series. What does it mean?


It stands for "Stock-Keeping Unit. Excerpt from the Microsoft docs:


Represents a purchasable Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) under a product. These represent the different shapes of the product.

It seems in line with the Wikipedia definition:

In the field of inventory management, a stock keeping unit is a distinct type of item for sale.

  • From your question it wasn't very clear whether you were asking what "SKU" meant or what a specific prefix in a Microsoft SKU meant but since you were asking the former it feels like this is off-topic as it's a very generic concept used by many retailers. – James P Jan 9 '19 at 17:04
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    Fair point. I found SKU for the first time in a form to raise a ticket with Microsoft, so I assumed it was a technical term and that other users might assume the same. I was surprised that it was a retail term. I'm happy to move the question to another forum or to delete it. – miguelmorin Jan 9 '19 at 17:16

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