Azure Free Trial

We offer a one-month free trial for any new customer and provide credits of $200 of Azure at no charge.

Flexibility with Azure Credits

You receive $200 of Azure credits with the Free Trial. The choice is now yours as to how you use your Azure credits. Use them on any Azure service based on your needs, including, Virtual Machines, Websites, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, Storage, SQL Database, Content Delivery Network, HDInsight, Media Services and many more.

Use the pricing calculator to estimate how much you could use with $200 of Azure credits. Here are a few usage scenarios that consume no more than $200 per month:

  • Running 2 small Virtual Machine instances for the entire month, or
  • Storing 800 GB of data in Storage, or
  • Developing and testing a web application using Cloud Services, with 3 web roles and 2 worker roles on medium instances, for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, or
  • Running two S2 SQL databases for the entire month

Any unused monthly credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Azure subscriptions. Monthly usage in excess of the monthly credit amount included with your offer will be charged at the ‘Pay as you go’ rates. If the Spending Limit has been removed, charges will be incurred at the ‘Pay as you go’ rates.  If the Spending Limit is set at $0, your subscription will be suspended upon using the third-party service. You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any increases to the ‘Pay as you go’ rates.

This offer is limited to one offer per new customer.

We require a credit card or debit card to authenticate you when you sign up. Your credit card will NOT be charged initially, as your new account has a $0 Spending Limit. Use your Azure credits at no charge. If you exceed your credits, your service will be disabled. You can choose to turn off your Spending Limit by converting to a ‘Pay as you go’ subscription and any usage in excess of the credits will be charged at the ‘Pay as you go’ rates. Read more about the Spending Limit feature.

Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient.


Azure Credits may not be used to purchase Azure support plans, Visual Studio Team Services, third-party branded products, products sold through Marketplace or products otherwise sold separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium).

Payment Options

Credit or debit cards only, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Limits, Quotas and Constraints

Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer services at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Service-level Agreements

We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Limits, Quotas and Constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources, including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log in to either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs