Accelerate data-driven innovation with your Azure free account and Azure Databricks Units

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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

Scale your analytics without limits with an optimized and integrated Apache Spark-based engine.

Increase productivity and collaboration between data engineers and data scientists.

Protect your data assets with native Azure Active Directory integration.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 requests units

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

Microsoft IoT Hub

INTERNET OF THINGS

8,000

messages per day

Connect, monitor, and manage billions of IoT assets.

Active Directory

IDENTITY

500,000

objects

Enable one-click sign-in to any cloud or on-premises web app for secured identity and access management.

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

Machine Learning Service

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Workspaces

Get started with a free workspace. Only pay for the Azure resources you consume when training your models.

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.

Machine Learning Studio

ANALYTICS

100

modules per experiment

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning applications.

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.

Event Grid

INTEGRATION

100,000

operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

DevTest Labs

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Enable fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments.

Active Directory B2C

IDENTITY

50,000

authentications per month

Enable customer identity and access management in the cloud.

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