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Accelerate and optimize your analytics with a fully managed data warehouse

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

Decrease time to insight

Count on industry-leading price-performance at blazing speeds for your most complex and critical workloads with smart caching built on the Microsoft SQL engine.

Flex to fit demand

Grow or shrink your data warehouse in minutes with the ability to pause and resume. Scale compute and storage independently to optimize cost and meet variable workloads.

Safeguard your data

Employ end-to-end security and compliance features like virtual network service endpoints, advanced threat detection, always-on encryption, auditing, and simplified secure access.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These popular products are free each month for 12 months

Blob Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS hot block

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

File Storage

STORAGE

5 GB

LRS File Storage

Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code.

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create a SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

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.

Managed Disks

STORAGE

64 GB X 2

2 P6 SDDs

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

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.

Which products are always free?

These products—including serverless, containers, and artificial intelligence—are always free

Data Factory

DATABASES

5

activities low frequency

Compose and manage data services at scale.

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.

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.

Face API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

30,000

transactions per month

Enable natural and contextual interaction with tools that augment users' experiences.

Translator Text API

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000,000

characters included

Easily conduct real-time speech translation with a simple REST API call.

Machine Learning Studio

ANALYTICS

100

modules per experiment

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning 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