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Create customized, AI-powered search with an Azure free account

Get started with Azure Cognitive Search and 12 months of free services

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

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

Start, maintain, and scale a search index with minimal investment

Deploy a fully configured search service with intuitive user experiences such as scoring, faceting, suggestions, synonyms, and geo-search—and minimize operational maintenance.

Create searchable content using built-in AI and knowledge mining

Transform raw, unstructured information into searchable content with Azure AI speech, vision, and language services. Build knowledge mining solutions that extract valuable insights from your documents, images, and media.

Meet business goals and industry requirements

Better understand your data using custom models and classifiers and tie your results to your business goals using rich, custom-tuned ranking models.

Take advantage of free products

These products are free up to the specified monthly amounts. Some are always free to all Azure customers, and some are free for 12 months to new customers only.

12 Months

12 Months

Always

  • Azure SQL Database

    100,000 vCore seconds of SQL database serverless usage per month with 32 GB of storage

12 Months

  • Azure Blob Storage

    5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations

Always

  • Azure Cosmos DB

    1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Always

Always

Always

Get two more Azure services free for 12 months

Azure Files and Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming are now free for 12 months when you create your Azure free account.
  • Azure Files

  • Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming

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 demos and a live Q&A

Get started with confidence by watching a series of brief videos on Azure fundamentals. See how to get free services, architect solutions, manage resources, deploy apps and databases, and save money. Then, get answers to your questions in real time from Azure experts.

Find out more about Azure

Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

1
Start free. Get $200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 55+ other services.
2

After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 55+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.

3
After 12 months, you'll continue getting 55+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.