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Deploy and manage Kubernetes with your 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

Build microservices applications

Easily define and build Kubernetes-orchestrated microservices using Visual Studio Code (VS Code).

Deploy a Kubernetes cluster

Deploy a multi-node Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster without worrying about reliability, availability, and upgrades.

Easily monitor and manage Kubernetes

Gain full visibility into your managed Kubernetes environment with control plane telemetry, log aggregation, and container health as part of the Azure portal.

Get these popular products—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.

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.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB X 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

Take advantage of these always—free products any time

Includes serverless, containers, and artificial intelligence

Azure DevOps

DEVELOPER TOOLS

5

users (with unlimited private Git repos)

Build apps in any language using our DevOps service - git repos, CI/CD, build and release automation.

Virtual Network

NETWORKING

50

virtual networks

Provision private networks and connect to on-premises datacenters.

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.

Security Center

SECURITY

Free

policy assessment and recommendations

Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources.

Microsoft IoT Hub

INTERNET OF THINGS

8,000

messages per day

Connect, monitor, and manage billions of IoT assets.

Batch

COMPUTE

Free

Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications.

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 happens at the end of 12 months of free products?

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

What do I need to sign up?

A phone number, a credit or debit card, and a Microsoft Account username. We use the phone number and credit card for identity verification. We don’t charge your credit card anything, but you may see a one-dollar verification hold on your credit card account, which is removed within three to five days.

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