Microsoft Azure or Windows azure is a public cloud computing platform like Google cloud or AWS. It is one of the best cloud providers to deploy apps and virtual machines. And the good news is that it’s time for Microsoft Azure giveaway. Here I am going to show you How to get $300 free Azure credit for 12 months using Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.
If you search directly in Google, you will land on the azure homepage where you can get RS.12,000 free credit for one month. But there is a hidden trick to get much more by Visual Studio Dev Essentials developer program. This gives free azure benefits for one year along with many developer tools. Actually, it is a giveaway from Microsoft which offers free tools, cloud services, and training.
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Features and benefits of Microsoft Azure giveaway
- Microsoft Azure was launched in 2008 as Windows Azure. Since then Azure is one of the top competitors of google cloud platform.
- Secondly, you can deploy a server/virtual machine, develop a web app, create a high-performance cloud computing environment, host a WordPress site and much more. Happily, all this is absolutely free for one year (till your expenses are under $300).
- Visual Studio Dev Essentials program provides $25 free azure credit every month for 12 months ($300 total). So you can spend $25 per month on any service on Azure platform.
With azure free credit, you can access a lot of paid software, developer tools, and tutorials.
How to get $300 Azure free credits using Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.
- Firstly, go to Visual Studio offer page and hit Join or access now button. Then create new Microsoft account or login using your existing one.
- After that, you have to enter few more details like your name, country, and email Id. Then press continue button. Furthermore, a message will appear “Just a moment- we’re getting things ready for you”. So wait few seconds.
- Now you will see a list of free tools and services. All are free and you can choose any of your favorite. But here I am choosing Azure free credit option. Press activate button followed by continue button. Your azure free tier is activated now.
- Again press the activate button. A new window will open and you will we redirected to the azure signup page.
- Here you have to enter some details about yourself and hit next button. Now verify your phone number.
- Then enter your payment information like credit card or debit card details. After entering details, you will be taken to a secure page to verify your identity. And you have to pay RS.2 to verify that you own provided credit card details.
- Finally, click on “I agree” checkbox and hit the purchase button to get your free azure credits.
Other useful services by Microsoft giveaway:-
- Free on demand C# training by Xamarin University.
- Three months free training coupon code at WintellectNOW, Pluralsight, Linux Academy and Microsoft Virtual Academy.
- Free access to tools like office online, power BI, Hockey app and parallels access.
Hope this tutorial helped you to get free $300 azure credit by Microsoft azure giveaway.
Are you already using Microsoft Azure? How was your experience with azure? Would you recommend it to other webmasters? Did you faced any problem in getting free azure credit? What would you choose except azure from Microsoft giveaway? Tell us your answers in the comments section below.