Bring your SaaS solutions to life 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 any Azure service for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore any Azure service 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

Move your apps and data to the cloud

Migrate and modernize your apps and data, in the environment that’s best for your business, using Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Cosmos DB.

Create engaging customer experiences

Take advantage of prebuilt Azure AI services and machine learning models to infuse your existing cloud apps with intelligent and customized experiences.

Build new apps—your way

Quickly create new software as a service (SaaS) apps with your favorite open source frameworks and code using Azure App Service.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S VM

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

Windows Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 hours

B1S VM

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

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 a SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

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.

Which products are always free?

These products—including serverless, containers, and AI—are always free

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.

Data Factory

DATABASES

5

activities low frequency

Compose and manage data services at scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

Service Fabric

CONTAINERS

Free

Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps.

Search

CONTAINERS

10,000

documents

Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application.

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 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.

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