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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

$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

Test and deploy enterprise apps

Use Azure Virtual Machines, Managed Disks and SQL databases while providing high availability and network performance with Load Balancer.

Create custom mobile experiences

Build based on your customers’ interests and behavior using App Service and Azure Cosmos DB, Xamarin, HockeyApp and Traffic Manager.

Gain insights from your data

Make better decisions and create finer experiences using Machine Learning, Data Lake Analytics and HDInsight.

12 AI services
now free for 12 months

Build apps that recognise people’s needs with Azure Cognitive Services

Create intelligent apps, websites and bots that read, understand and interpret natural human communication. With Cognitive Services—and a single API call—use decades of ground-breaking AI research to better serve your customers.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Anomaly Detector NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

20,000 transactions

S0 tier

Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

Form Recogniser NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

500 pages

S0 tier

Automate the extraction of text, key/value pairs and tables from your documents.

Ink Recogniser NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000 transactions

S0 tier

Recognise digital ink content, such as handwriting, shapes and document layout.

Personaliser NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

50,000 transactions

S0 tier

Deliver rich, personalised experiences for every user.

QnA Maker NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

3 days

S0 tier

Create a conversational question-and-answer bot from your existing content.

Computer Vision NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000 transactions

S1 tier

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

Content Moderator NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

10,000 transactions

S0 tier

Moderate text and images to provide a safer, more positive user experience.

Which products are always free?

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

App Service

COMPUTE

10

web, mobile or API apps

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

Functions

COMPUTE

10,00,000

requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Event Grid

INTEGRATION

1,00,000

operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

DevTest Labs

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory B2C

IDENTITY

50,000

authentications per month

Enable customer identity and access management in the cloud.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything to start with the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit you can spend during the first 30 days.

What happens once I use my $200 free credit or I am at the end of 30 days?

We will notify you so you can decide if you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing and remove the spending limit. If you do, you will have access to all the free products. If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled and you will need to upgrade to resume usage.

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

For 12 months after you upgrade your account, certain amounts of popular products for compute, networking, storage and databases are free. After 12 months, any of these products you may be using will continue to run and you will be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.

What do I need to sign up for a free account?

All you need is a phone number, a credit card and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID).

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Ready when you are—let us set up your free account