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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

Always free

25+ services

Five more Azure services, now free for 12 months

Plus, now get 25 GB of storage free with Azure Cosmos DB.

Azure Load Balancer
Azure Container Registry
Azure Service Bus
Azure Archive Storage
Azure VPN Gateway

Which products are free for 12 months?

These products are free for 12 months, up to the monthly limits. Availability is based on resource and region.

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S Standard tier

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S Standard tier

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB x 2

P6 solid state drives (SSD)

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS file storage

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

VPN Gateway NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours

VpnGw1 Gateway Type

Load Balancer NEW

NETWORKING

750 hours, 15 GB data processing, 5 rules

Standard Load Balancer

Azure Cosmos DB NEW

DATABASES

400 RU/s provisioned throughput

With 25 GB of storage

Service Bus NEW

INTEGRATION

750 hours, 13 million operations

Standard tier base unit

Container Registry NEW

CONTAINERS

1 Standard tier registry

With 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks

Archive Storage NEW

STORAGE

10 GB LRS storage

10 GB LRS/GRS write and retrieval plus 100 reads

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

Computer Vision

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000 transactions

S1 tier

Personalizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

50,000 transactions

S0 tier

Translator

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000,000 characters

S0 tier

Anomaly Detector

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

20,000 transactions

S0 tier

Form Recognizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

500 pages

S0 tier

Content Moderator

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

10,000 transactions

S0 tier

Custom Vision

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

10,000 predictions

S0 tier

Face

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

30,000 transactions

S0 tier

Language Understanding

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

10,000 text request transactions

S0 tier

QnA Maker

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

3 days

S0 tier

Text Analytics

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000 text records

S tier

Which products are always free?

These products are always free, up to the specified amounts. Availability is based on resource and region.

Machine Learning

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

400 request units per second

provisioned throughput

App Service

COMPUTE

10

web, mobile, or API apps

Functions

COMPUTE

1,000,000

requests per month

Event Grid

INTEGRATION

100,000

operations per month

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

COMPUTE

Free

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 all the free products. If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you'll need to upgrade to resume usage.

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).

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

For 12 months after you upgrade your account, certain amounts of popular products for compute, networking, storage, and databases are free. After 12 months, any of these products you may be using will continue to run, and you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

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