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Get started with 12 months of free services

What do I get?

With your Azure free account, you get all of this – and you won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.

12 months

of popular free services

+

$200 credit

to explore any Azure service for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore any Azure service for 30 days

+

Always free

25+ services

What can I do with my free account?

Here are just a few ideas of all you can do with Azure

Test and deploy enterprise apps

Use Azure Virtual Machines, Managed Disks and SQL databases while providing high availability and network performance with Load Balancer.

Create custom mobile experiences

Build based on your customers’ interests and behaviour using App Service and Azure Cosmos DB, Xamarin, HockeyApp and Traffic Manager.

Gain insights from your data

Make better decisions and create finer experiences using Machine Learning, Data Lake Analytics and HDInsight.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 Hours

B1S VM

Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 Hours

B1S VM

Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

2 P6 SDDs

Get premium, secured disk storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management.

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

Use massively scalable object storage for any type of unstructured data.

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS File Storage

Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code.

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create an SQL database that delivers intelligence built in.

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 request units

Build and scale your application with a globally distributed, multi-model database service.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres.

Which products are always free?

These products – including serverless, containers and artificial intelligence – are always free

App Service

COMPUTE

10

Web, mobile or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP.

Functions

COMPUTE

1,000,000

requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

CONTAINERS

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

Face API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

30,000

transactions per month

Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users’ experiences.

DevTest Labs

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory

IDENTITY

500,000

objects

Enable one-click sign-in to any cloud or on-premises web app for secured identity and access management.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything for the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit to spend in the first 30 days. You won’t be charged – even if you start using services – until you choose to upgrade.

What happens after I use my $200 credit or 30 days is over?

You can upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to get continued access to free products – some for the first 12 months, and others that are always free.

What happens at the end of the 12 months of free products?

For 12 months after you upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription, certain amounts of popular products are free. After 12 months, you'll be billed for these products at the pay-as-you-go rates.

What do I need to sign up?

A phone number, a credit or debit card and a Microsoft Account username. We use the phone number and credit card for identity verification. We won’t charge your credit card anything, but you may see a one-dollar verification hold on your credit card account, which will be removed within three to five days.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Call sales 1-800-867-1389

Ready when you are – let’s set up your free account