This restricted offer provides entitled customers with monetary credits to access Microsoft Azure at no charge.
Flexibility with Azure Credits
You receive Microsoft Azure monetary credits as entitled customers. The amount of monetary credits provided to you monthly and the duration of the offer is identified at time of offer activation. The choice is yours on how you use your Microsoft Azure credits. Use them on any Microsoft Azure service based on your needs including, Virtual Machines, Websites, Cloud Services, Mobile Services, Storage, SQL Database, HDInsight, Media Services, and many more.
Use up to your monthly Microsoft Azure credits at no charge. If you exceed your monthly credits, your service will be disabled for that month. You can choose to turn off your Spending Limit, and any usage each month in excess of the monthly credits will be charged at the Pay-As-You-Go rates. Read more about the Spending Limit feature. Accounts that did not have an Azure subscription, including free trial, prior to July 14, 2014 will convert the Azure Pass subscription to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription at the end of the offer period if the spending limit is removed indefinitely at least 5 days prior to expiration.
Any unused monthly credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Azure subscriptions. Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient. You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any changes to the rates.
Azure Credits may not be used to purchase Azure support plans, Visual Studio Team Services services, third-party branded products, products sold through Marketplace, or products otherwise sold separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium).
Microsoft Azure credits provided to an accredited university, college, community college, etc. (“accredited educational institutions”) in connection with the AzureU program are provided solely to support student coursework, academic research or student projects associated with such coursework or research, and not for the personal use or benefit of any individual educator. Credits must be used in accordance with applicable laws and regulations regarding gratuitous services to accredited educational institutions, including the gifting policies of the institution. Use must be discontinued if there is a conflict or inconsistency with those laws, regulations or policies. Recipients should discuss the Azure credits with their institution’s ethics officer in advance to ensure compliance with the institutions gifting policies. Microsoft waives any and all entitlement to compensation from the accredited educational institution for the Azure credits provided in connection with the AzureU program.
Credit or debit cards only, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.
More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.
You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.
This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:
|Afghanistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Albania||US Dollar ($)|
|Algeria||US Dollar ($)|
|Angola||US Dollar ($)|
|Argentina||Argentine Peso ($)|
|Armenia||US Dollar ($)|
|Australia||Australian Dollar ($)|
|Azerbaijan||US Dollar ($)|
|Bahamas||US Dollar ($)|
|Bahrain||US Dollar ($)|
|Bangladesh||US Dollar ($)|
|Barbados||US Dollar ($)|
|Belarus||US Dollar ($)|
|Belize||US Dollar ($)|
|Bermuda||US Dollar ($)|
|Bolivia||US Dollar ($)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||US Dollar ($)|
|Botswana||US Dollar ($)|
|Brazil||Brazilian Real (R$)|
|Brunei Darussalam||US Dollar ($)|
|Cameroon||US Dollar ($)|
|Canada||Canadian Dollar ($)|
|Cayman Islands||US Dollar ($)|
|Chile||US Dollar ($)|
|Colombia||US Dollar ($)|
|Costa Rica||US Dollar ($)|
|Côte d'Ivoire||US Dollar ($)|
|Curaçao||US Dollar ($)|
|Czech Republic||Euro (€)|
|Denmark||Danish Krone (kr)|
|Dominican Republic||US Dollar ($)|
|Ecuador||US Dollar ($)|
|Egypt||US Dollar ($)|
|El Salvador||US Dollar ($)|
|Ethiopia||US Dollar ($)|
|Faroe Islands||Euro (€)|
|Fiji||US Dollar ($)|
|Georgia||US Dollar ($)|
|Ghana||US Dollar ($)|
|Guatemala||US Dollar ($)|
|Honduras||US Dollar ($)|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)|
|India||Indian Rupee (₹)|
|Indonesia||Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)|
|Iraq||US Dollar ($)|
|Israel||US Dollar ($)|
|Jamaica||US Dollar ($)|
|Japan||Japanese Yen (¥)|
|Jordan||US Dollar ($)|
|Kazakhstan||US Dollar ($)|
|Kenya||US Dollar ($)|
|Korea||Korean Won (₩)|
|Kuwait||US Dollar ($)|
|Kyrgyzstan||US Dollar ($)|
|Lebanon||US Dollar ($)|
|Libya||US Dollar ($)|
|Liechtenstein||Swiss Franc. (chf)|
|Macao||US Dollar ($)|
|Macedonia (FYRO)||US Dollar ($)|
|Malaysia||Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)|
|Mauritius||US Dollar ($)|
|Mexico||Mexican Peso (MXN$)|
|Moldova||US Dollar ($)|
|Mongolia||US Dollar ($)|
|Montenegro||US Dollar ($)|
|Morocco||US Dollar ($)|
|Namibia||US Dollar ($)|
|Nepal||US Dollar ($)|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Dollar ($)|
|Nicaragua||US Dollar ($)|
|Nigeria||US Dollar ($)|
|Norway||Norwegian Krone (kr)|
|Oman||US Dollar ($)|
|Pakistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Palestinian Authority||US Dollar ($)|
|Panama||US Dollar ($)|
|Paraguay||US Dollar ($)|
|Peru||US Dollar ($)|
|Philippines||US Dollar ($)|
|Puerto Rico||US Dollar ($)|
|Qatar||US Dollar ($)|
|Russia||Russian Ruble (руб)|
|Rwanda||US Dollar ($)|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||US Dollar ($)|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi Riyal (SR)|
|Senegal||US Dollar ($)|
|Serbia||US Dollar ($)|
|Singapore||US Dollar ($)|
|South Africa||South African Rand (R)|
|Sri Lanka||US Dollar ($)|
|Sweden||Swedish Krona (kr)|
|Switzerland||Swiss Franc. (chf)|
|Taiwan||Taiwanese Dollar (NT$)|
|Tajikistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Tanzania||US Dollar ($)|
|Thailand||US Dollar ($)|
|Trinidad and Tobago||US Dollar ($)|
|Tunisia||US Dollar ($)|
|Turkey||Turkish Lira (TL)|
|Turkmenistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Uganda||US Dollar ($)|
|Ukraine||US Dollar ($)|
|United Arab Emirates||US Dollar ($)|
|United Kingdom||British Pound (£)|
|United States||US Dollar ($)|
|Uruguay||US Dollar ($)|
|Uzbekistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Venezuela||US Dollar ($)|
|Vietnam||US Dollar ($)|
|Virgin Islands of the United States||US Dollar ($)|
|Yemen||US Dollar ($)|
|Zambia||US Dollar ($)|
|Zimbabwe||US Dollar ($)|
Limits, Quotas and Constraints
Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.
The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.
Service Level Agreements
We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.
All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running, or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Limits, Quotas and Constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.
For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.
You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:
- How do I redeem my Azure Pass promo code?
The steps to redeem the Azure Pass promo code can be found at https://www.microsoftazurepass.com/Home/HowTo
- I activated my account, when I log in I get an error message saying “No subscription can be found.”, what does this mean?
No worries, Azure Pass account can only be used as “Microsoft Accounts.” During login you might have been asked to select “Microsoft Account” or “Organizational Account” make sure to select the appropriate account otherwise it will appear as the subscription will not be available. In case you didn’t select any option log-out and log-in under the appropriate account. The browser will often default to “Organizational Account” once it is selected, so you may need to reset your browser cache.
- What if I have issues or questions while using Azure Pass?
Azure Pass program have included Azure service plan for the duration of the pass. You can open support ticket to Azure support to get help on technical issues or questions.
- Can you extend my Azure Pass duration or credit?
No, each Azure Pass offer has a fixed duration and dollar amount associated with it and cannot be modified in any way.
- How long will Microsoft retain my data once the subscription is disabled?
Once an Azure subscription has become disabled, Microsoft will retain the data on that subscription for 90 days. At any point you can create a support case through the https://portal.azure.com to re-enable that subscription and the services will still be available.
- Can I transfer my Azure Pass subscription to a new account?
No, Azure Pass subscriptions do not support account ownership transfer.
- Can I convert my Free Trial subscription to Azure Pass?
No, once an Azure Pass promo code is redeemed it requires a new subscription to be created.
- I just received a 2nd Azure Pass promo code how to I apply to my existing account?
Each account can only ever redeem one Azure Pass promo code. If you obtain a 2nd Azure Pass promo code, you will need to redeem that promo code on a new account.
- How do I convert my Azure Pass subscription to an EA?
The EA admin will need to add the account owner email address of the Pass subscription to the EA. Once this is done an invitation must be accepted and then the subscription will be converted to EA.
Note: Pass credits, if any, remaining before transfer will be lost, make sure you either consume the credits or use another account.
- Can I convert my Azure Pass subscription to AiO or another offer type?
No, it is not possible to convert an Azure Pass subscription to a new offer type. The best option would be to create a new subscription of that new offer type and then contact support to migrate the services between subscriptions.
- Do I have to use a credit card to redeem my pass?
No, you don’t need to use a credit card to redeem your pass and activate your Microsoft Azure account. We only require the promotion code that is associated with your Microsoft Azure Academic Pass to redeem your pass, and your Microsoft account to log in. You can provide a credit card to pay for usage above the $100/month limit or pay for third-party add-ins in the Azure Store.
- I entered my credit card and removed the limit last month, will I be charged this month?
You will receive $100 credit every month until the pass doesn’t expire. Azure will use the $100 credit amount first, any usage over $100 will be charged to the credit card on file. In case you did not remove the spending cap, you will have to manually authorize payment to charge for usage above the $100 limit.
- How much time do I have to convert after my pass expires?
Your data and services are stored for 90 days. After 90 days your information will be removed.
- My account is about to expire; how do I convert?
You can enter a credit card and remove the spending cap indefinitely. The Azure portal also has a link to convert to a paid subscription.
- What are my conversion options?
You can enter a credit card and convert to a Pay-As-You-Go account.
- Can I get an account extension?
No, Azure Pass don’t offer extensions on accounts.
- If I have another Azure Pass, can apply that to my account?
No, a Microsoft Account (LiveID) or Organizational Account (Org ID) can only redeem 1 Azure Pass code.
- What happens when I reach my $100/month credit limit?
You will not be able to make any changes to your services for the rest of the billing period. Any services you created will still be present, but they will not be active. If this is the last month of your Azure Pass, then at the end of the month, the account will be deactivated unless you convert to a paid account..
- What if I need to use my services, but my limit has been reached?
If you provide a credit card and grant permission to charge, then you will be able to utilize your services seamlessly, any usage over $100/monthly credit will be charged to the credit card.
- What happens to my data application when my pass expires?
Prior to the expiration date you will have the opportunity to migrate your data to a paid Microsoft Azure subscription. You have 90 days after expiration before your data is removed. If you are planning to convert to a paid subscription it is recommend you do this prior to expiration, reactivating accounts will require opening a support ticket. If you choose to not migrate your Microsoft Azure account to a paid account, please be sure to copy your data.
- During the duration of the Pass, is there any SLA (Service-Level-Agreement) associated with the Microsoft Azure services that I am using?
Since the Microsoft Azure Passes are free and we do not collect any payment for the usage, our standard SLA terms do not apply.
- I have an expired subscription that I want to convert to Pay-As-You-Go, how do I do that?
You need to contact support and while activating/migrating your subscription to PAYG support might need your non-expiry credit card details please have them handy for faster turnaround.
- Is Azure Pass services available worldwide?
Yes, Azure Pass provides access to the global instance of Azure and its data centers except in regions where you need local presence e.g., India or Australia.