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Azure Free Account

We offer eligible customers $200 in Azure credits (“Credits”) to be used within the first 30 days of sign-up and 12 months of select free services (services subject to change). This offer is limited to one Azure Free Account per eligible customer and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft.

Upgrades and spending limits

With the Azure Free Account, eligible customers receive $200 of credits which can be used within the first 30 days on most Azure services. Any unused credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Azure subscriptions.

Within 30 days of sign-up or upon exhaustion of the Credits (whichever occurs first), you must upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription by removing the Spending Limit. This allows continued use of the Azure Free Account and select free services for the term.

Exclusions

Azure credits may not be used to purchase Azure support plans, Azure DevOps, Visual Studio subscriptions, Visual Studio App Center services, Express Route, third-party branded products, products sold through the Azure Marketplace, or products otherwise licensed separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium).

You will not facilitate, engage in, or participate in any use of Azure services, for crypto currency mining, denial of service attacks, spamming, or illegal activity, and/or any use that could cause harm to Microsoft or others, and will enforce strong internal controls to prevent the same. Microsoft may from time to time contact you regarding your use of your Azure services and you will upon such request provide reasonable documentation regarding your use. If Microsoft believes for any reason that such Azure services are being used for any prohibited purpose, Microsoft may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Azure services.

Communications policy

Throughout the 12-month duration of your use of the free services, you may receive periodic email communications with best practices, training, tips and tricks, and valuable offers related to Azure. You can stop receiving communications by opting out via the unsubscribe link in the emails. Read the privacy statement.

Payment options

We require a credit card or debit card to authenticate you when you sign up, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

Your credit card will initially NOT be charged, except for a temporary authorization hold. Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient. More details on pricing and billing can be found on our pricing page.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Country/Region Billing currency
Afghanistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Albania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Algeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Angola United States – Dollar ($) USD
Argentina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Armenia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Australia Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Austria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Azerbaijan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahamas United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahrain United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bangladesh United States – Dollar ($) USD
Barbados United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belarus United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belgium Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Belize United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bermuda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bolivia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Botswana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Brazil Brazil – Real (R$) BRL
Brunei Darussalam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bulgaria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Republic of Cabo Verde United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cameroon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Canada Canada – Dollar ($) CAD
Cayman Islands United States – Dollar ($) USD
Chile United States – Dollar ($) USD
China China – Yuan (CN¥) CNY
Colombia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Republic of the Congo United States – Dollar ($) USD
Costa Rica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Côte d'Ivoire United States – Dollar ($) USD
Croatia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Curaçao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cyprus Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Czech Republic Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Denmark Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Dominican Republic United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ecuador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Egypt United States – Dollar ($) USD
El Salvador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Estonia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ethiopia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Faroe Islands Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Fiji Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Finland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
France Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Georgia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Germany Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ghana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Greece Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Guatemala United States – Dollar ($) USD
Honduras United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hong Kong United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hungary Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Iceland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
India India – Rupee (₹) INR
Indonesia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Iraq United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ireland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Israel United States – Dollar ($) USD
Italy Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Jamaica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Japan Japan – Yen (¥) JPY
Jordan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kazakhstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kenya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Korea Korea – Won (₩) KRW
Kuwait United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kyrgyzstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Country/Region Billing currency
Latvia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Lebanon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Libya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Liechtenstein Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Lithuania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Luxembourg Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Macao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Macedonia (FYRO) United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malaysia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malta Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mauritius United States – Dollar ($) USD
Mexico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Moldova United States – Dollar ($) USD
Monaco Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mongolia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Montenegro United States – Dollar ($) USD
Morocco United States – Dollar ($) USD
Namibia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nepal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Netherlands Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
New Zealand New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD
Nicaragua United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nigeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Norway Norway – Krone (kr) NOK
Oman United States – Dollar ($) USD
Pakistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Palestinian Authority United States – Dollar ($) USD
Panama United States – Dollar ($) USD
Paraguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Peru United States – Dollar ($) USD
Philippines United States – Dollar ($) USD
Poland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Portugal Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Puerto Rico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Qatar United States – Dollar ($) USD
Romania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Russia Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB
Rwanda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saint Kitts and Nevis United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saudi Arabia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Senegal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Serbia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Singapore United States – Dollar ($) USD
Slovakia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Slovenia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
South Africa United States – Dollar ($) USD
Spain Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Sri Lanka United States – Dollar ($) USD
Sweden Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK
Switzerland Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Taiwan Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD
Tajikistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tanzania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Thailand United States – Dollar ($) USD
Trinidad and Tobago United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tunisia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkey United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkmenistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uganda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ukraine United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Arab Emirates United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Kingdom United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP
United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uruguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uzbekistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Venezuela United States – Dollar ($) USD
Vietnam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Virgin Islands of the United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Yemen United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zambia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zimbabwe United States – Dollar ($) USD

Limits, quotas, and constraints

Please refer to the limits, quotas, and constraints document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas, and constraints. If you need to exceed these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust your limits appropriately. You must upgrade your Azure Free Account to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription in order to increase quotas or limits.

Service Level Agreements

We offer a set of robust Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. SLAs are not provided for services during preview or for services that are offered free of charge.

Resource commitment

All increases in service usage (for example, 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.

Any Azure Free Account that is not incurring charges or are inactive for more than 30 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted services, virtual machines, and websites. We will also provide notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid becoming inactive by doing either of the following every 30 days:

  1. Log into the Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs

Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of the free services or Free Account at any time with or without notice.