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Build a consistent hybrid cloud solution with your Azure free account

Modernize your on-premises infrastructure with public and private cloud capabilities

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

Here's just some of what you can do with Azure

Tap public cloud resources for your workloads

Provision up to 14 virtual machines and 8 terabytes of storage for a month.

Manage your public, private, and hybrid environments from one place

Manage, govern, and secure apps seamlessly across on-premises and multicloud environments from a single control plane.

Run hybrid apps in your datacenter

Create an Azure-based private cloud in your datacenter with Azure Stack. Enjoy hybrid cloud benefits while meeting regulatory and connectivity requirements.

Take advantage of free products

These products are free up to the specified monthly amounts. Some are always free to all Azure customers, and some are free for 12 months to new customers only.

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Try Azure free—then only pay for what you use

After your USD$200 credit, only pay for what you use beyond the free amounts of services. With pay as you go, there’s no fee to maintain your Azure free account, and no upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.

Join the Azure community and get your questions answered live

Get started with confidence by joining the weekly Azure Live Q&A session led by Azure experts. Learn how to get free services, architect solutions, manage resources, deploy apps and databases, and save money.

Find out more about Azure

Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 55+ other services.

After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 55+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.

After 12 months, you'll continue getting 55+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.