Create a private virtual network in the cloud with your Azure free account

Get started with 12 months of free services

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

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

Build a hybrid infrastructure that you control

Create private virtual networks to extend your on-premises IT environment to the cloud and protect your connections with options such as an IPsec VPN or Azure ExpressRoute.

Establish sophisticated network topologies

Run your favorite network virtual appliances—such as WAN optimizers, load balancers, and application firewalls—and define traffic flows to design your network with a greater degree of control.

Bring your own IP addresses and DNS servers

Treat Azure like your own datacenter—use private IP addresses and define attributes like subnets and access control policies.

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 USD200 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 USD200 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.