Build in the cloud with an Azure free account

Create, deploy, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge

Popular services free for 12 months
25+ other services free always
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Start with $200 Azure credit

You’ll have 30 days to use it—in addition to free services.

Here’s just some of what you can do with Azure

Create cross-platform mobile experiences

Build cloud-connected mobile experiences based on customer interests and behaviors using AI and cognitive services.

Drive innovation for existing and future apps

Deploy Windows and Linux virtual machines, modernize applications, and develop apps across cloud and hybrid environments.

Build scalable websites and web workloads

Create workloads in Azure that scale with your business, host domains, and deploy faster with DevOps tools.

Create cross-platform mobile experiences

Build cloud-connected mobile experiences based on customer interests and behaviors using AI and cognitive services.

Try free
  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Machine Learning

Drive innovation for existing and future apps

Deploy Windows and Linux virtual machines, modernize applications, and develop apps across cloud and hybrid environments.
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  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

Build scalable websites and web workloads

Create workloads in Azure that scale with your business, host domains, and deploy faster with DevOps tools.
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  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure DevOps

After your credit, keep getting free services

Move to pay as you go for free monthly amounts of popular services for 12 months and 25+ other services always.

After your credit, keep getting free services

Move to pay as you go for free monthly amounts of popular services for 12 months and 25+ other services always.

Azure service Description Type Free monthly amount Free period
Advisor
Get personalized recommendations and best practices for Azure. Management and Governance Unlimited Always
Anomaly Detector
Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues. AI + Machine Learning 20,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months
App Bot Service
Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand. AI + Machine Learning 10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages Always
App Configuration
Store and manage configurations for all your Azure apps. Developer Tools 1,000 requests per day with 10 MB storage Always
App Service
Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP. Compute 10 web, mobile, or API apps with 1 GB storage Always
Archive Storage
Store and manage rarely accessed data with locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS). Storage 10 GB LRS storage, 10 GB LRS or GRS write and retrieval, and 100 reads 12 months
Automation
Simplify cloud management with process automation. Management and Governance 500 minutes of job runtime Always
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Enable identity and access management in the cloud. Identity 50,000 stored objects with single sign-on (SSO) to all cloud apps Always
Azure Cosmos DB
Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs. Databases 400 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage 12 months
Azure Cosmos DB
Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs. Databases 1000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 5 GB storage Always
Azure Database for MySQL
Host a fully managed, scalable MySQL database in Azure. Databases 750 hours of Flexible Server Preview—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB backup storage 12 months
Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Build intelligent, scalable apps with fully managed database for PostgreSQL Databases 750 hours of Flexible Server Preview—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB backup storage 12 months
Azure DevOps
Build apps in any language using Git repos, CI/CD, and build and release automation. Developer Tools 5 users with unlimited private Git repos Always
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Compute Free Always
Azure Policy
Achieve real-time cloud compliance at scale with consistent resource governance. Management and Governance Free access to configuration and change tracking features Always
Azure SignalR Service
Add real-time communications into your web applications. Web 20 concurrent connections per unit and 20,000 messages Always
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centers. Networking 15 GB outbound 12 months
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centers. Networking 5 GB outbound Always
Batch
Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications. Compute Free Always
Blob Storage
Use massively scalable object storage for any type of unstructured data. Storage 5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations 12 months
Cognitive Search
Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application. AI + Machine Learning 50 MB storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service Always
Computer Vision
Extract rich information from images to categorize and process visual data. AI + Machine Learning 5,000 transactions for each S1, S2, and S3 tier 12 months
Container Registry
Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments. Containers 1 Standard tier registry with 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks 12 months
Content Moderator
Moderate text and images to provide a safer, more positive user experience. AI + Machine Learning 10,000 transactions S0 tier to moderate or review 12 months
Custom Vision
Easily customize computer vision models for your unique use case. AI + Machine Learning 10,000 predictions S0 tier, one training hour, two projects with 5,000 training images each 12 months
Data Catalog
Get more value from your enterprise data assets. Analytics Unlimited users Always
Data Factory
Compose and manage data services at scale. Analytics 5 low-frequency activities Always
DevTest Labs
Enable fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments. Developer Tools Free Always
Event Grid
Get reliable event delivery at massive scale. Integration 100,000 operations per month Always
Face
Detect and identify people and emotions in images. AI + Machine Learning 30,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months
File Storage
Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code. Storage 5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) file storage 12 months
Form Recognizer
Automate the extraction of text, key/value pairs, and tables from your documents. AI + Machine Learning 500 pages S0 tier 12 months
Functions
Process events with a serverless code architecture. Compute 1 million requests Always
Inter-VNET data transfer
Provision private networks and connect to on-premises datacenters. Networking Inbound only Always
Key Vault
Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets. Security 10,000 transactions RSA 2048-bit keys or secret operations, Standard tier 12 months
Language Understanding (LUIS)
Build natural language understanding into apps, bots, and IoT devices. AI + Machine Learning 10,000 text request transactions S0 tier 12 months
Load Balancer
Add scale, availability, and network performance to your applications instantly. Networking Free public load-balanced virtual IP 12 months
Logic Apps
Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems. Integration 4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan Always
Machine Learning
Develop and run R and Python models on your platform of choice. AI + Machine Learning 100 modules and 1 hour per experiment with 10 GB storage Always
Managed Disks
Get high performance, durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management. Storage 2 64 GB (P6) solid state drives SSD storage, plus 1 GB snapshot and 2 million I/O operations 12 months
Media Services, Encoding feature
Index, package, protect, and stream video and audio at scale. Media 20 output minutes Standard encoder video or audio source file encoding 12 months
Network Watcher
Monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into your network performance and health. Networking 5 GB storage with 1,000 checks, 10 tests, and 10 connection metrics Always
Notification Hubs
Send push notifications to any platform from any back end. Mobile 1 million push notifications with free namespace Always
Personalizer
Deliver rich, personalized experiences for every user. AI + Machine Learning 50,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months
QnA Maker
Create a conversational question-and-answer bot from your existing content. AI + Machine Learning 3 managed documents S0 tier 12 months
Security Center
Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources. Security Free policy assessment and recommendations Always
Service Bus
Get reliable cloud messaging as a service with simple hybrid integration. Integration 750 hours and 13 million operations Standard tier base unit 12 months
Service Fabric
Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps. Containers Free Always
Spatial Anchors
Build mixed reality apps that map, share, and persist 3D content. Mixed Reality 10,000 anchors queried Always
SQL Database
Create a SQL database that delivers intelligence built-in. Databases 250 GB S0 instance with 10 database transaction units 12 months
SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
Build, test, and demonstrate applications in a nonproduction environment. Developer Tools Free Always
Text Analytics
Extract information such as sentiment, key phrases, named entities, and language from your text. AI + Machine Learning 5,000 transactions S0 tier 12 months
Translator
Add real-time, multi-language text translation to your apps, websites, and tools. AI + Machine Learning 2 million characters S0 tier 12 months
Virtual Machines—Linux
Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds. Compute 750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines 12 months
Virtual Machines—Windows
Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds. Compute 750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines 12 months
Virtual Network
Provision private networks and connect to on-premises datacenters. Networking 50 virtual networks Always
Visual Studio Code
Boost productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development. Developer Tools Free Always
VPN Gateway
Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity. Networking 750 hours VpnGw1 Gateway Type 12 months

Try Azure free—then only pay for what you use

After your $200 credit, only pay for what you use beyond the free amounts of services. With pay as you go, there’s no fee to maintain your Azure free account, and no upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.

Explore Azure with a demo and live Q&A

See a variety of Azure services in action, learn how to deploy resources, and envision your plans for the cloud. Watch the demo now—or at your convenience. Plus, you can attend a live Q&A session with Azure engineers.

Explore Azure with a demo and live Q&A

See a variety of Azure services in action, learn how to deploy resources, and envision your plans for the cloud. Watch the demo now—or at your convenience. Plus, you can attend a live Q&A session with Azure engineers.

Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

Step 1
Start free. Get $200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 25+ other services.
Step 2
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 25+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.
Step 3
After 12 months, you’ll continue getting 25+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.
Step 1
Start free. Get $200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 25+ other services.
Step 2
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 25+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.
Step 3
After 12 months, you’ll continue getting 25+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.

*Depending on the country in which you sign up for your Azure free account, you may receive this credit in a specified local currency.