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Add artificial intelligence to your apps with an 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 services for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore services 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 AI

Cognitive Services

Build apps with intelligent, prebuilt APIs, using just a few lines of code.

Bot Service

Use an intelligent, serverless bot service that scales on demand.

Machine Learning

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning applications.

Get these popular products—free each month for a year

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 requests units

Build and scale your application with a globally distributed, multi-model database service.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB X 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS File Storage

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

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create an Azure SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 Hours

B1S VM

Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 Hours

B1S VM

Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

Take advantage of these free products any time

Face API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

30,000

transactions per month

Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences.

Bing Speech API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000

transactions per month

Convert speech to text and back again to understand user intent.

Translator Text API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000,000

characters included

Easily conduct real-time speech translation with a simple REST API call.

Machine Learning Studio

ANALYTICS

100

modules per experiment

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning applications.

Machine Learning

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2

seats

Your first two Experimentation users are free. With Model Management, your first 20 models and two deployments are free of charge.

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.

What else do I need to know?

Do I pay anything for the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $200 credit to spend in the first 30 days. You won’t be charged—even if you start using services—until you choose to upgrade.

What happens after I use my $200 credit or 30 days is over?

You can upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to get continued access to free products—some for the first 12 months, and others that are always free.

What do I need to sign up?

A phone number, a credit or debit card, and a Microsoft Account username. Credit card information is used for identity verification. You won’t be charged until you upgrade.

What happens at the end of 12 months?

For 12 months after you upgrade, certain amounts of popular products are free. After 12 months, you’ll be billed at the pay-as-you-go rates.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Call sales 1-800-867-1389

Ready when you are—let’s set up your free account