Microsoft Azure for Students Starter

Verify your academic enrollment with Microsoft Imagine and start hosting web apps in Azure!

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Note: If you have already registered for the Microsoft Azure for Students offer, go directly to to continue using your free access.

The following Microsoft Azure benefits are available now for validated Microsoft Imagine students at no cost and no commitment, with no time limit and they do not require a payment instrument like a credit card. You can upgrade to more services later if you want, but you can start exploring the power of Microsoft Azure today at no cost.

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Microsoft Imagine gets you started with the Microsoft Azure services you need to develop in the cloud at no cost.

Web or mobile developer?

Try Azure App Services, a fully-managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy native and web apps in minutes. Use the technology you love – ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Set up deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket to automatically build, test and deploy your web app.

Add a variety of essential app services including authentication, social integration, offline data sync, and more, regardless of whether your app runs on Windows 10, iOS, or Android. Accelerate your mobile app development with Mobile Apps Quickstart!

Notification Hubs keep your app in-touch with users with push notifications tailored by audience, language, and location using any back end, and major mobile platforms.

Running Code in the cloud?

Azure Functions allow you to run small pieces of code in the cloud. Just write the code you need without worrying about a whole application or infrastructure to run it!

Working as part of a team?

Visual Studio Team Services provides a set of cloud-powered collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all shapes and sizes.

More to discover…

The following services do not require Microsoft Imagine but have limited free services available to complement your app:

Connect, monitor and control IoT assets running on a broad set of operating systems and protocols with the Azure IoT Hub.

Explore Microsoft Cognitive Services with APIs for Computer Vision, Emotion, Facial recognition, speaker recognition and more!

All developers can predict the future by training their own machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning Studio using the guest or free workspaces.

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