Try Windows Server in the cloud with an Azure free account

Run your Windows Server workloads on Azure and extend your existing Windows Server datacenter.

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

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

Easily migrate Windows Server to the cloud

Spend less time running your infrastructure with the cloud that offers native support for Windows Server workloads.

Operate seamlessly across your hybrid environment

Add hybrid capabilities by extending your on-premises Windows Server datacenter to Azure or running your workloads on Azure.

Optimize costs

Take advantage of cost savings for Windows Server workloads that are only available on Azure.

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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  • Azure Cosmos DB

    1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Always

  • Azure Cosmos DB

    1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Always

Always

Always

Get two more Azure services free for 12 months

Azure Files and Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming are now free for 12 months when you create your Azure free account.
  • Azure Files

  • Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming

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.

Explore Azure with demos and a live Q&A

Get started with confidence by watching a series of brief videos on Azure fundamentals. See how to get free services, architect solutions, manage resources, deploy apps and databases, and save money. Then, get answers to your questions in real time from Azure experts.

Find out more about Azure

Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

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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.
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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.

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