Create a private virtual network in the cloud 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 a hybrid infrastructure that you control

Create private virtual networks to extend your on-premises IT environment to the cloud and protect your connections with options such as an IPsec VPN or Azure ExpressRoute.

Establish sophisticated network topologies

Run your favorite network virtual appliances—such as WAN optimizers, load balancers, and application firewalls—and define traffic flows to design your network with a greater degree of control.

Bring your own IP addresses and DNS servers

Treat Azure like your own datacenter—use private IP addresses and define attributes like subnets and access control policies.

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.

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.

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.

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

5 GB

400 requests units

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

Which products are always free?

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

Virtual Network

NETWORKING

50

virtual networks

Provision private networks and connect to on-premises datacenters.

Load Balancer

NETWORKING

Free

public load balanced IP (VIP)

Add scale, availability, and network performance to your applications instantly.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

5 GB

outbound

Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centers.

Inter-VNET data transfer

NETWORKING

Inbound only

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.

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