Access reliable, scalable identity services 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 won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.

12 months

of popular free services

+

$200 credit

to explore Azure for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore Azure for 30 days

+

Always free

25+ services

What can I do with my free account?

Get started with Azure Active Directory and 12 months of free services

Enable single sign-on

Reduce sign-in friction and give users one-click access to your app or website for up to 10 apps per user.

Add all your users and groups

Manage up to 500,000 directory objects which can be used to create users and groups.

Simplify application access

Connect people with the apps they need across cloud, mobile, and on-premises apps.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These products are free each month for 12 months. Availability is based on resource and region.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS File Storage

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

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create a SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

Text Analytics

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000 transactions

S tier

Extract information such as sentiment, key phrases, named entities, and language from your text.

Anomaly Detector

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

20,000 transactions

S0 tier

Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues.

Form Recognizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

500 pages

S0 tier

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

Ink Recognizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000 transactions

S0 tier

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

Which products are always free?

These products are always free. Availability is based on resource and region.

Azure Active Directory

IDENTITY

Unlimited single sign-on

Multi-factor authentication and more

Enable identity and access management in the cloud.

Security Center

SECURITY

Free

policy assessment and recommendations

Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources.

Azure DevOps

DEVELOPER TOOLS

5

users (with unlimited private Git repos)

Build apps in any language using our DevOps service - git repos, CI/CD, build and release automation.

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

400 RU/s

provisioned throughput

Build modern apps with a fast NoSQL database service with open APIs at any scale.

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

1,000,000

requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

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’m at the end of 30 days?

We’ll 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’ll have access to free products.* If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you'll need to upgrade to resume usage.
* Based on resource and region availability.

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

For 12 months after you upgrade your account, certain amounts of a number of products are free.* After 12 months, you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.
* Based on resource and region availability.

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’s set up your free account