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Explore free Azure services

See which services offer free monthly amounts.

There are two groups of free services

Certain types of these services are free up to a monthly amount.

Popular services are free for your first 12 months

Start getting these services – plus $200 credit to use in 30 days – when you create your Azure free account. After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting these services.

25+ other services are free always

These services are available to anyone who has an Azure account.

Azure services that are free for 12 months

When you try Azure free with a $200 credit and then move to pay as you go


Azure Virtual Machines – Linux

750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines

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


Azure Virtual Machines – Windows

750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines

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


Azure Managed Disks

2 64 GB (P6) solid state drives SSD storage, plus 1 GB snapshot and 2 million I/O operations

Get high-performance, durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management.


Azure Blob Storage

5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations

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


Azure File Storage

5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) file storage

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


Azure SQL Database

250 GB S0 instance with 10 database transaction units

Create an SQL database that delivers intelligence built in.


Azure Database for PostgreSQL New

750 hours of Flexible Server Preview – Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage and 32 GB backup storage

Build intelligent, scalable apps with fully managed database for PostgreSQL.


Azure Database for MySQL New

750 hours of Flexible Server Preview – Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage and 32 GB backup storage

Host a fully managed, scalable MySQL database in Azure.


Azure VPN Gateway

750 hours VpnGw1 Gateway Type

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity.


Azure Load Balancer

Free public load-balanced virtual IP

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications.


Azure Cosmos DB

400 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs.


Azure Service Bus

750 hours and 13 million operations Standard tier base unit

Get reliable cloud messaging as a service with simple hybrid integration.


Azure Container Registry

1 Standard tier registry with 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks

Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments.


Azure Archive Storage

10 GB LRS storage, 10 GB LRS or GRS write and retrieval, and 100 reads

Store and manage rarely accessed data with locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS).


Bandwidth (data transfer)

15 GB outbound

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


Computer Vision

5,000 transactions for each S1, S2 and S3 tier

Extract rich information from images to categorise and process visual data.

Azure services that are always free

Whether you start free with a $200 credit or start with pay as you go


Azure Cosmos DB

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.


Azure App Service

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.


Azure functions

1 million requests

Process events with a serverless code architecture.


Azure Event Grid

100,000 operations

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.


Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.


Azure Bot Service

10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages

Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand.


Azure Logic Apps New

4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan

Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems.


Azure DevTest Labs


Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.


Azure Service Fabric


Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps.


Azure DevOps

5 users with unlimited private Git repos

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


Azure Security Center

Free policy assessment and recommendations

Prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources.


Azure Advisor


Get personalised recommendations and best practices for Azure.


Azure Data Factory

5 low-frequency activities

Compose and manage data services at scale.


Azure Cognitive Search

50 MB storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service

Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application.


Azure Notification Hubs

1 million push notifications with free namespace

Send push notifications to any platform from any back-end.


Azure Batch


Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications.

Try free Azure services today

Create your Azure free account and get popular services free for 12 months and 25+ other services free always. Plus, get $200 credit to use in your first 30 days.

Other ways to start with Azure

Pay as you go

Get 25+ services free always and only pay for what you use beyond free amounts of services. No up-front commitment. Cancel at any time.

Azure for students

Get access to free developer tools and $100 credit. No credit card required– all you need is an academic email address.

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