Do I need to have a payment instrument (e.g. credit card) on file to deploy Free Tier or bring your own licence (BYOL) offerings?

No. A payment instrument is not required to deploy Free Tier or BYOL offerings. However, Free Trial offerings require a payment instrument. Listings that include the “GET IT NOW” or “FREE SOFTWARE TRIAL” buttons will be deployed into your Azure subscription and will be billed using your account’s registered method of payment. Azure usage charges will be billed separately from software licence fees.

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