Securely connect to the cloud with Azure VPN Gateway

Create an Azure free account and get $200 credit plus free cloud 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 Azure for 30 days

$200 credit

to explore Azure 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

Gain secure access to cloud-scale resources

Use VPN Gateway as a site-to-site VPN. Securely connect your on-premises networks to Azure, giving your staff the freedom to burst to the cloud when needed.

Increase employee freedom and productivity

Use VPN Gateway as a point-to-site VPN to let employees connect to your virtual machines on Azure virtual networks from anywhere. On the road, from a café or airport, or at a customer site.

Rest assured that you're in compliance

Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. Feel good that your remote workers are in compliance as they send data to and from the cloud.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These products are free each month for 12 months. Availability is based on resource and region.

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.

Bandwidth (Data Transfer)

NETWORKING

15 GB

outbound

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

Text Analytics

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

5,000 transactions

S tier

Extract information such as sentiment, key phrases, named entities, and language from your text.

Anomaly Detector

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

20,000 transactions

S0 tier

Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues.

Form Recognizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

500 pages

S0 tier

Automate the extraction of text, key/value pairs, and tables from your documents.

Ink Recognizer

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

2,000 transactions

S0 tier

Recognize digital ink content, such as handwriting, shapes, and document layout.

Which products are always free?

These products are always free. Availability is based on resource and region.

Azure Cosmos DB

DATABASES

400 RU/s

provisioned throughput

Build modern apps with a fast NoSQL database service with open APIs at any scale.

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)

COMPUTE

Free

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.

DevTest Labs

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

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

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 free products.* If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you'll need to upgrade to resume usage.
* Based on resource and region availability.

What happens at the end of the 12 months of free products?

For 12 months after you upgrade your account, certain amounts of a number of products are free.* After 12 months, you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.
* Based on resource and region availability.

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