Virtual Machines, free for one month
Built-in VM Extensions
With built-in extensions, you can easily configure and deploy complex solutions, using Chef, Puppet and Powershell, and protect your Virtual Machines on first boot, installing security anti-malware solutions from Microsoft, Trend Micro or Symantec.
Start a Linux/Windows VM
With a full marketplace of OS and application options, you can start your VM fast and start deploying your cloud solution in minutes. This includes the latest and greatest Windows, SQL and SharePoint images along with partner-developed solutions for Ubuntu, SUSE and CentOS-based images.
Extend your network
Easily extend your network from on-premises into the cloud using the software-defined network solutions available in Azure. With ExpressRoute, you can choose from a list of critical partnerships to make connectivity even easier that includes AT&T, Verizon, BT, Level 3 and Equinix.
Connect to other services
Connect your VM to a fully managed Website and create a large-scale application using your language of choice including: ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js or Python. Deploy instantly using FTP, Git, Visual Studio, TFS or GitHub. Combine the power of Virtual Machines with the ease of use of SQL Databases, allowing simple management using familiar tools.
Visual Studio subscribers get more FREE OF CHARGE
Get up to $1800 per year in additional Azure services. Visual Studio subscribers also receive exclusive access to Virtual Machines with Visual Studio 2013.