Get to know Azure

Turn your ideas into innovation with trusted Azure products and services

Start building with an Azure free account and get:
  • 12 months of popular free services
  • More than 25 always-free services
  • $200 credit to explore Azure for 30 days

Invent with purpose.

Achieve your goals with the freedom and flexibility to build, manage and deploy your applications anywhere. Use your preferred languages, frameworks and infrastructure—even your own datacenter and other clouds—to solve challenges large and small.

With help from Azure, you have everything you need to build your next great solution.

Trust your cloud

Get security from the ground up, backed by a team of experts and proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments and startups.

Operate hybrid seamlessly

On-premises, across multiple clouds and at the edge—we will meet you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud.

Build on your terms

You have choices. With a commitment to open source and support for all languages and frameworks, build how you want and deploy where you want to.

Be future-ready

Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today, and your product visions for tomorrow.

Azure is global. Azure is local.

Create extraordinary experiences for all of your customers—whether they’re right next door or on the other side of the world. With datacenters in more global regions, the largest compliance portfolio of any cloud provider, and a bold commitment to sustainability, you don’t need to choose between quantity and quality when you build on Azure.

Pay less on Azure

Take advantage of unique savings programs and learn why AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server.

Find the solution to meet the needs of your application or business

Solve your business problems with proven combinations of Azure services and related products. Whether you’re just beginning in the cloud, or have years of experience developing cloud-based applications, we’ll help you get started with sample architectures, documentation, and partner resources.

Meet any challenge with Azure—your partner in the cloud

Create your unique cloud strategy

Achieve your short- and long-term goals with a proven cloud adoption framework designed to help you create and align your business and technical strategies.

Migrate with confidence

Get free resources, tools and expert assistance to migrate your servers, apps, databases and other workloads to Azure.

Invent and ship faster

Accelerate developer creativity and time to market by removing friction through Developer Velocity.

Optimize costs to save money

Get more value from Azure with tools, offers and guidance to help you understand and forecast your bill, cost optimize your workloads and control your spending with cloud governance.

Improve your security

Help protect your business assets and data against evolving threats with built-in multilayered security and intelligent threat protection.

Gain deeper insights into your data

Transform your data into real-time insights with highly secure enterprise-scale analytics. And share data across your organization with dashboards and visualizations.

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