Simplify IoT development and drive digital transformation with your Azure free account

Get started with 12 months of free services

What do I get?

With your Azure free account, you get all of this—and you will not be charged until you choose to upgrade.

12 months

of popular free services

$200 credit

to explore any Azure service for 30 days

Always free

25+ services

What can I do with my free account?

Here are just a few ideas of all you can do with Azure

Connect your devices

Connect, manage and monitor devices securely and at scale with Azure IoT Hub.

Create an IoT application

Create a fully managed, GUI-based software as a service (SaaS) IoT solution with Azure IoT Central or a custom platform as a service (PaaS) solution with Azure IoT solution accelerators.

Gain insights from your data

Make better, data-driven decisions by applying Machine Learning and Stream Analytics to your IoT data.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Windows Virtual Machines


750 Hours


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

Linux Virtual Machines


750 Hours


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

Managed Disks


64 GB X 2

2 P6 SDDs

Get premium, secured disk storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management.

Blob Storage


5 GB

LRS hot block

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

File Storage


5 GB

LRS File Storage

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

Which products are always free?

These products—including serverless, containers and artificial intelligence—are always free

App Service



web, mobile or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP.




requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Event Grid



operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)



Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

Face API



transactions per month

Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences.

DevTest Labs



Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything for the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit to spend in the first 30 days. You will not be charged—even if you start using services—until you choose to upgrade.

What happens after I use my $200 credit or 30 days is over?

You can upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to get continued access to free products—some for the first 12 months and others that are always free.

What do I need to sign up?

A phone number, a credit or debit card and a Microsoft Account username. We use the phone number and credit card for identity verification. We do not charge your credit card anything, but you may see a one-dollar verification hold on your credit card account, which is removed within three to five days.

What happens at the end of 12 months of free products?

For 12 months after you upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription, certain amounts of popular products are free. After 12 months, you will be billed for these products at the pay-as-you-go rates.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Call sales 1-800-867-1389

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