90 Day Free Trial

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THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS. EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE UTILIZING THIS OFFER.

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We offer a free trial for 90 days for any new customer. Each month, the free trial will allow you to use the following services:

Offer Details

Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, and WebsitesSQL Server (Web, Standard, or Enterprise)SQL DatabaseSQL ReportingBackupData Transfers
750 small standard-instance hours, 50 memory-intensive-instance hours1 750 hours 1 Database Unit of Web Edition and Business Edition SQL Database 2 100 hours 20 GB 25 GB Zone 1 and 25 GB Zone 2 outbound / Unlimited inbound data transfer
StorageMedia Services EncodingCDNCachingService Bus
70 GB Local and 70 GB Redundant storage capacity 50 GB (input & output combined) 20 GB Zone and 20 GB Zone 2 Out 500,000 CDN transactions 128 MB cache 500,000 messages
50,000,000 storage transactions       1,500 relay hours

1 You may use your included small standard-instance hours to run other instance sizes and other Cloud Services including the Websites Shared and Reserved instance model offerings at their equivalent ratios as explained on their respective pricing details pages. The Websites Free instance model offers 10 free Websites. The small standard-instance hours included in this offer may be used to run either Cloud Services (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), Windows Virtual Machines (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), or non-Windows Virtual Machines (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4), at no charge.

2 This enables customers to utilize $9.99 of Web Edition and $9.99 of Business Edition database per month at our standard Pay-As-You-Go rates. This equates to one, 1 GB Web Edition database or two, 100 MB Web Edition databases per month and one, 1 GB Business Edition database or two 100 MB Business Edition databases per month.

We require a credit card or debit card for identification, but you are capped by default at the free level to ensure you will never be charged. Here is how it works:

For all new subscriptions, we set a $0.00 spending limit on your subscription so you don’t accidently exceed the monthly benefit shown above. If you use more in a month than the above amounts, you will exceed your $0.00 spending limit and your service will be disabled for that month. Your service will be re-enabled at the start of your next billing period and, while your storage accounts and databases are retained with no loss of data, you will need to redeploy your hosted service(s). If you turn off your spending limit, any monthly usage over the amounts shown above will be charged at the Pay-As-You-Go rates, and your subscription will automatically convert to Pay-As-You-Go at the end of the 3 month term.

If you do not turn off your spending limit, your subscription will expire at the end of the 3 month term. After your subscription expires, you have 90 days to convert to Pay-As-You-Go by turning off your spending limit to re-enable your subscription.

Read more about how the spending limit feature works.

Monthly usage in excess of the monthly amounts included with your offer will be charged at the Pay-As-You-Go rates.

Payment Options

Credit or debit cards only, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancelation Policy

You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is no longer available for purchase. Existing subscribers are able to continue utilizing this offer.

Usage Quotas

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

The standard quota is 20 concurrent Standard Small (A1) compute instances or an equivalent number of other types or sizes of compute instances as determined by using the compute instance quota conversion table below.

1 COMPUTE INSTANCE IN THE FOLLOWINGNUMBER OF EQUIVALENT STANDARD SMALL (A1) INSTANCES
Extra Small (A0) 1
Small (A1) 1
Medium (A2) 2
Large (A3) or A6 4
Extra Large (A4) or A7 8

Storage

5 concurrent storage accounts

Active Directory

150,000 objects

An object is an entry in the directory service, represented by its unique distinguished name. An example of an object is a user entry used for authentication purpose.

If you exceed the above quotas for a given month, you will still be responsible for charges that exceed the quotas. We also reserve the right to disable your account in any month that you exceed the quota, but we will make multiple attempts to contact you by e-mail before doing so. There are additional situations that may require us to disable a customer's account, including non-payment of fees. For further details, please refer to our Online Services Use Rights for the Azure platform that is published on our legal page.

Service Level Agreements

We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running, or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Usage Quotas section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for over 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log into either the current management portal or the new preview portal
  2. Access your hosted service(s) via our Azure APIs