Discover AI services for your business with an Azure free account

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 AI

Build and train machine learning models

Quickly and easily build, train and deploy machine learning models using your preferred tools and frameworks, regardless of where you write your code. Get started with Azure Machine Learning and Azure Databricks.

Add intelligence to your apps

Deliver breakthrough experiences in your apps using industry-leading AI models found in widely used products such as Office 365, Xbox and Bing. Get started with Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service.

Discover new opportunities through knowledge mining

Uncover latent insights from all of your content – documents, images and media – with build-in AI capabilities such as image detection and entity extraction. Get started with Azure Search.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 request units

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

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create an SQL database that delivers intelligence built in.

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS File Storage

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

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S VM

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

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S VM

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

Which products are always free?

These products – including serverless, containers and AI – 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.

Event Grid

INTEGRATION

100,000

operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

DevTest Labs

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory B2C

IDENTITY

50,000

authentications per month

Enable customer identity and access management in the cloud.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything to start with the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit which you can spend during the first 30 days.

What happens once I’ve used my $200 free credit or I’m at the end of 30 days?

We’ll notify you so you can decide whether you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing and remove the spending limit. If you do, you’ll have access to all the free products. If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you’ll need to upgrade to resume usage.

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

For 12 months after upgrading your account, certain amounts of popular products for compute, networking, storage and databases are free. After 12 months, any of these products which you may be using will continue to run, and you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.

What do I need to sign up for a free account?

All you need is a phone number, a credit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID).

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

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