Create an Azure account and pay as you go
Purchase Azure services with pay-as-you-go pricing. Pay only for what you use each month, with no upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.
Take advantage of these always-free products
Azure Cosmos DB
web, mobile, or API apps
requests per month
operations per month
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
users (with unlimited private Git repos)
policy assessment and recommendations
public load balanced IP (VIP)
activities low frequency
of job runtime
Inter-VNET data transfer
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Visual Studio Code
Machine Learning Server
SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
Save up to 80 percent with these added benefits
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.
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.
Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight, and App Service.
*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.