Build serverless applications faster with your 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

Manage your applications instead of infrastructure

Build serverless web apps that scale on demand to handle more than 5 million requests per month.

Enable IoT with serverless compute

Process millions of messages coming from your IoT devices every day with Azure Functions.

Infuse AI in your applications

Build complex services, such as facial recognition, without a single line of code using Logic Apps, Event Grid and Cognitive Services.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 request units

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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

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.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

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.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

Which products are always free?

These products – including serverless, containers and AI – are always free

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 DevOps

DEVELOPER TOOLS

5

users (with unlimited private Git repos)

Build apps in any language using our DevOps service – Git repos, CI/CD, build and release automation.

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.

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.

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 or debit 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