Microsoft have recently announced the introduction of the Azure free account. This gives you the ability to run select Azure services for free for 12 months. This is a great way to run services in Azure at no cost to you and provides a means to get hands on with Azure over the long term.
Something I should call out is that under the terms and conditions of an Azure free account is the offer is only available to you if you’re a new Azure customer, so if you’ve never had a free trial or never been a paying Azure customer you can avail of the offer.
|750 hours of Azure B1S General Purpose Virtual Machines for Microsoft Windows Server||12 months|
|750 hours of Azure B1S General Purpose Virtual Machines for Linux||12 months|
|128 GB of Managed Disks as a combination of two 64 GB (P6) SSD storage, plus 1 GB snapshot and 2 million I/O operations||12 months|
|5 GB of LRS-Hot Blob Storage with 2 million read, 2 million write and 2 million write/list operations||12 months|
|5 GB of LRS File Storage with 2 million read, 2 million list and 2 million other file operations||12 months|
|250 GB of SQL Database standard S0 instance with 10 database transaction units||12 months|
|5 GB of Azure Cosmos DB with 400 reserved in units||12 months|
|15 GB of bandwidth for outbound data transfer with free unlimited inbound transfer||12 months|
To avail of the offer you need to first sign up to a free trial (which will come with £150 of credit to be used in the first 30 days) and then at the end of the 30 days convert the trial to a Pay As You Go subscription, at which point you can use the above services for free for 12 months. Exceeding usage limits will incur costs, however, if for example you deploy a single Azure B1S VM you won’t be able to exceed 750 hours in a month.
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The full terms of the agreement can be found here.