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What do I get?

Get a $500 credit to explore services for 90 days with your Microsoft Azure Government trial. You won’t be charged until you choose to purchase.

What can I do with my monthly $500 credit?

Here are just a few of the things you can do with Azure Government

Test and deploy mission-critical apps

Use Azure Virtual Machines, Azure DevTest Labs, and Azure SQL Database while providing high availability and network performance with Azure Load Balancer.

Create custom web experiences

Build based on your customers’ interests and behavior using Azure App Service, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Functions, and Azure Logic Apps.

Gain insights from your data

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

Which products are included?

Get these and other popular products in your 90-day trial

Virtual Machines


Provision Windows and Linux VMs in seconds

Virtual Machine Scale Sets


Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows VMs

Azure Functions


Execute event-driven serverless code functions with an end-to-end development experience

Azure Site Recovery


Keep your business running with built-in disaster recovery service

App Service


Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile



Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters

Azure Analysis Services


Enterprise-grade analytics engine as a service

Azure DevTest Labs


Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything for the Azure Government trial?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $500 credit per month to spend within 90 days. You won’t be charged—even if you start using services—until you choose to upgrade.

How do I sign up?

Visit the sign-up page to request a trial subscription. After we verify your eligibility as a US federal, state, local, or tribal entity or a partner, we’ll contact you by email within two business days regarding next steps.

What happens if I run out of credit?

During your 90-day trial, each $500 credit is valid for 30 days. If you reach your credit limit, you may use a credit card to add additional services. Your next $500 credit will be available at the start of the next 30-day period. If you upgrade to a paid subscription during your free trial, you’ll still receive a $500 credit per month for your first 90 days using Azure Government.

What happens after 90 days?

To continue using Azure Government after your trial period, contact a Cloud Solution Provider, buy an Enterprise Agreement, or choose a Pay-As-You-Go subscription.

What is Azure Government?

Azure Government is the mission-critical cloud, delivering breakthrough innovation to US government customers and their partners. Only US federal, state, local, and tribal governments and their partners have access to this dedicated instance, with operations controlled by screened US citizens. Azure Government offers the broadest level of certifications of any cloud provider to simplify even the most critical government compliance requirements.

Answers to your questions

We’re happy to help with your questions about eligibility, Azure Government services, regions, and more.