Pay as you go with Azure – plus get free services
Create an Azure account and purchase cloud services at pay-as-you-go pricing.
- Get monthly amounts of 40+ services free always.
- Only pay for what you use beyond free amounts.
- No upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.
Take advantage of these always-free products
These products are always free to all Azure customers, up to the specified amounts.
1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage
Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs.
10 web, mobile or API apps with 1 GB storage
Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP.
1 million requests
Process events with a serverless code architecture.
100,000 operations per month
Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.
Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.
10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages
Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand.
Logic Apps New
4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan
Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems.
Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.
Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps.
5 users with unlimited private Git repos
Build apps in any language using Git repos, CI/CD and build and release automation.
Free policy assessment and recommendations
Prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources.
Get personalised recommendations and best practices for Azure.
5 low-frequency activities
Compose and manage data services at scale.
50 MB storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service
Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application.
1 million push notifications with free namespace
Send push notifications to any platform from any back-end.
Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications.
500 minutes of job runtime
Simplify cloud management with process automation.
1,000 requests per day with 10 MB storage
Store and manage configurations for all your Azure apps.
10,000 anchors queried
Build mixed-reality apps that map, share and persist 3D content.
5 GB storage with 1,000 checks, 10 tests and 10 connection metrics
Monitor, diagnose and gain insights into your network performance and health.
30,000 transactions of Free instance
Detect, identify, analyse, organise, and tag faces in images.
5 audio hours each of Standard, Customised, and Conversation Transcription Multichannel Audio, 1 Customised endpoint hosting model
Transcribe spoken audio to text.
5 million characters Standard, 500,000 characters Neural, and 5 million characters Customised, 1 Customised endpoint hosting model
Build apps that convert text to lifelike speech.
5 audio hours Standard
Integrate real-time speech translation into your app.
3 million characters
Embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into applications.
Free Azure control plane functionality for resources outside Azure, search and indexing for Azure Arc-enabled resources
Extend Azure management and services.
Discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises virtual machines to Azure.
Free (egress charges may apply)
Accelerate machine learning with curated datasets.
Privately access services on Azure, keeping your data on the Microsoft network.
Free Standard Compute
Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud.
See Azure Monitor pricing details for free amounts per feature
Gain full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network.
Manage service providers with Zero Trust access controls.
100 GB bandwidth per subscription, 2 customised domains and .5 GB storage per app
Streamline full-stack development from source code to global high availability.
Free, open-source edge runtime
Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to IoT edge devices.
8,000 messages per day and .5 KB message metre size of Free edition
Connect, monitor, and manage IoT assets with a scalable platform.
50,000 stored objects with single sign-on (SSO) to all cloud apps
Enable identity and access management in the cloud.
Free access to configuration and change tracking features
Achieve real-time cloud compliance at scale with consistent resource governance.
20 concurrent connections per unit and 20,000 messages
Add real-time communications into your web applications.
Get more value from your enterprise data assets.
50 virtual networks
Provision private networks and connect to on-premises data centres.
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
5 GB outbound
Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres.
Boost productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development.
100 modules and 1 hour per experiment with 10 GB storage
Develop and run R and Python models on your platform of choice.
SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
Build, test and demonstrate applications in a non-production environment.
Save up to 80 per cent on pay-as-you-go pricing with these discounts
Azure Reserved VM Instances
Save up to 72 per cent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing with one-year or three-year terms on Linux or Windows virtual machines.
Azure Hybrid Benefit
Use your on-premises Windows Server or SQL Server licences with Software Assurance to save up to 80 per cent* compared to pay-as-you-go pricing when you combine with cost savings from Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances.
Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight and App Service.
*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licences). Actual savings may vary depending on region, instance type, usage or customer-specific Windows Server licence cost. Prices as of November 2017.
1 New customers are those who have not previously had an Azure account and received 12 months of free services.
2 Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licences). Actual savings may vary based on region, instance type, usage or customer specific Windows Server licence cost. Prices as of November 2017.
Other ways to pay for Azure
Explore more options for purchasing Azure, including through your Microsoft representative or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. Choose the best option for your organisation.