What does it mean to upgrade my subscription?

Your Azure free account starts with a free trial subscription, and you get a USD 200 credit that acts as a spending limit – that is, in the first 30 days, any usage of resources beyond the free products and quantities will be deducted from the USD 200 credit or 30 days have expired (whichever happens first), you'll have to upgrade to a pay-as-you-go Azure subscription. This automatically removes the spending limit so you can continue to get access to all of the free products included in the free account. With the spending limit removed, you pay for what you use beyond the free amounts and this will be charged to the card you provided.

Related questions and answers

  • We use your phone number for identity verification.

  • Your Azure for Students subscription will provide you with access to certain software developer tools available to download for free. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription to access the software developer tools. Once you have signed up with Azure for Students, you can download this software through the Education Hub.

  • As long as you have verified your academic status within the past 12 months, you will have access to this offering.

  • We encourage you to consider an Azure Free Account.

  • No, you can’t apply your credit to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials and/or free tier plans for their solutions.

  • There is a limit of one subscription per person.