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.


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:

Afganistan US Dollar ($)
Albanía US Dollar ($)
Alsír US Dollar ($)
Angóla US Dollar ($)
Argentína Argentine Peso ($)
Armenía US Dollar ($)
Ástralía Australian Dollar ($)
Austurríki Euro (€)
Aserbaídsjan US Dollar ($)
Bahamaeyjar US Dollar ($)
Barein US Dollar ($)
Bangladess US Dollar ($)
Barbados US Dollar ($)
Hvíta-Rússland US Dollar ($)
Belgía Euro (€)
Belís US Dollar ($)
Bermúdaeyjar US Dollar ($)
Bólivía US Dollar ($)
Bosnía og Hersegóvína US Dollar ($)
Botsvana US Dollar ($)
Brasilía Brazilian Real (R$)
Brúnei Darrússalam US Dollar ($)
Búlgaría Euro (€)
Grænhöfðaeyjar US Dollar ($)
Kamerún US Dollar ($)
Kanada Canadian Dollar ($)
Cayman-eyjar US Dollar ($)
Chile US Dollar ($)
Kína US Dollar ($)
Kólumbía US Dollar ($)
Lýðveldið Kongó US Dollar ($)
Kosta Ríka US Dollar ($)
Fílabeinsströndin US Dollar ($)
Króatía Euro (€)
Curaçao US Dollar ($)
Kýpur Euro (€)
Tékkland Euro (€)
Danmörk Danish Krone (kr)
Dóminíska lýðveldið US Dollar ($)
Ekvador US Dollar ($)
Egyptaland US Dollar ($)
El Salvador US Dollar ($)
Eistland Euro (€)
Eþíópía US Dollar ($)
Færeyjar Euro (€)
Fiji US Dollar ($)
Finnland Euro (€)
Frakkland Euro (€)
Georgía US Dollar ($)
Þýskaland Euro (€)
Gana US Dollar ($)
Grikkland Euro (€)
Gvatemala US Dollar ($)
Hondúras US Dollar ($)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)
Ungverjaland Euro (€)
Ísland Euro (€)
Indland Indian Rupee (₹)
Indónesia Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Írak US Dollar ($)
Írland Euro (€)
Ísrael US Dollar ($)
Ítalía Euro (€)
Jamaíka US Dollar ($)
Japan Japanese Yen (¥)
Jórdanía US Dollar ($)
Kasakstan US Dollar ($)
Kenýa US Dollar ($)
Suður-Kórea Korean Won (₩)
Kúveit US Dollar ($)
Kyrgistan US Dollar ($)
Lettland Euro (€)
Líbanon US Dollar ($)
Líbýa US Dollar ($)
Liechtenstein Swiss Franc (chf)
Litháen Euro (€)
Lúxemborg Euro (€)
Makaó US Dollar ($)
Makedónía US Dollar ($)
Malasía Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)
Malta Euro (€)
Máritíus US Dollar ($)
Mexíkó Mexican Peso (MXN$)
Moldóva US Dollar ($)
Mónakó Euro (€)
Móngólía US Dollar ($)
Svartfjallaland US Dollar ($)
Marokkó US Dollar ($)
Namibía US Dollar ($)
Nepal US Dollar ($)
Holland Euro (€)
Nýja-Sjáland New Zealand Dollar ($)
Níkaragva US Dollar ($)
Nígería US Dollar ($)
Noregur Norwegian Krone (kr)
Óman US Dollar ($)
Pakistan US Dollar ($)
Palestína US Dollar ($)
Panama US Dollar ($)
Paragvæ US Dollar ($)
Perú US Dollar ($)
Filippseyjar US Dollar ($)
Pólland Euro (€)
Portúgal Euro (€)
Púertó Ríkó US Dollar ($)
Katar US Dollar ($)
Rúmenía Euro (€)
Rússland Russian Ruble (руб)
Rúanda US Dollar ($)
Sankti Kitts og Nevis US Dollar ($)
Sádi-Arabía Saudi Riyal (SR)
Senegal US Dollar ($)
Serbía US Dollar ($)
Singapúr US Dollar ($)
Slóvakía Euro (€)
Slóvenía Euro (€)
Suður-Afríka South African Rand (R)
Spánn Euro (€)
Srí Lanka US Dollar ($)
Svíþjóð Swedish Krona (kr)
Sviss Swiss Franc (chf)
Tævan Taiwanese Dollar (NT$)
Tadsjikistan US Dollar ($)
Tansanía US Dollar ($)
Taíland US Dollar ($)
Trínidad og Tóbagó US Dollar ($)
Túnis US Dollar ($)
Tyrkland Turkish Lira (TL)
Túrkmenistan US Dollar ($)
Úganda US Dollar ($)
Úkraína US Dollar ($)
Sameinuðu arabísku furstadæmin US Dollar ($)
Bretland British Pound (£)
Bandaríkin US Dollar ($)
Úrúgvæ US Dollar ($)
Úsbekistan US Dollar ($)
Venesúela US Dollar ($)
Víetnam US Dollar ($)
Bandarísku Jómfrúaeyjar US Dollar ($)
Jemen US Dollar ($)
Sambía US Dollar ($)
Simbabve US Dollar ($)

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 90 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 90 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.