12 Months Free Azure + $280 to Explore Any Azure Service for 30 Days @ Microsoft


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12 AI services
now free for 12 months
Build apps that recognise people’s needs with Azure Cognitive Services
Create intelligent apps, websites and bots that read, understand and interpret natural human communication. With Cognitive Services – and a single API call – use decades of ground-breaking AI research to better serve your customers.

What do I get?
With your Azure free account, you get all of this – and you won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.

12 months
of popular free services


$280 credit
to explore any Azure service for 30 days


Always free
25+ services

What else do I need to know?
Do I pay anything to start with the Azure free account?

No. Starting is free, plus you get a $280 credit which you can spend during the first 30 days.

What happens once I’ve used my $280 free credit or I’m at the end of 30 days?

We’ll notify you so you can decide whether you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing and remove the spending limit. If you do, you’ll have access to all the free products. If you don’t, your account and products will be disabled, and you’ll need to upgrade to resume usage.

What happens at the end of the 12 months of free products?

For 12 months after upgrading your account, certain amounts of popular products for compute, networking, storage and databases are free. After 12 months, any of these products which you may be using will continue to run, and you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.

What do I need to sign up for a free account?

All you need is a phone number, a credit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID).

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  • -1 vote

    What do I need to sign up for a free account?
    All you need is a phone number, a credit card

    Why a credit card if it's free?


    30 days free trial only

  • +3 votes

    It has always been like that.

    You also need to upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription to restore/retain all your configured services and data after 30 days. Otherwise your subscription is deleted.


    I thought you can get a Azure account if you have edu email. Am I right?

  • -1 vote

    Is Azure ever cheaper than AWS or Google Cloud without an MSDN subscription?


    Can't get the trial.

    You're not eligible for an Azure free account
    Don't worry—you can still use Azure by paying as you go, with no upfront commitments. Cancel anytime.