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Pay as you go with Azure—plus get free services

Create an Azure account and purchase cloud services at pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • Get monthly amounts of 40+ services free always.
  • Pay only for what you use beyond free amounts.
  • No upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.

Take advantage of these products that are free always

These products are always free to all Azure customers, up to the specified amounts.


Azure Cosmos DB

1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

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


Azure App Service

10 web, mobile, or API apps with 1 GB storage

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP.


Azure Functions

1 million requests

Process events with a serverless code architecture.


Azure Event Grid

100,000 operations per month

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.


Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.


Azure Bot Service

10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages

Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand.


Logic Apps New

4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan

Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems.


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

Save up to 80 percent on pay-as-you-go pricing with these discounts

Azure Reserved VM Instances

Save up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing with one-year or three-year terms on Linux or Windows virtual machines.

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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Use your on-premises Windows Server or SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to save up to 80 percent* compared to pay-as-you-go pricing when you combine with cost savings from Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances.

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Dev/test pricing

Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight, and App Service.

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*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licenses). Actual savings may vary based on region, instance type, usage or customer specific Windows Server license cost. Prices as of November 2017.

Other ways to pay for Azure

Explore more options for purchasing Azure, including through your Microsoft representative or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. Choose the best option for your organization.

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