Want to try out Windows Azure for free for 30 days?

Published On: 2011-07-19By:

If you’ve been wanting to try out Windows Azure and haven’t been able to yet, now is the time.  I’ve been given an access code that you can use which will give you 30 days of full Windows / SQL Azure for free.  And the best part is there is no credit card required.  Just drop in the code on sign up and give the thing a test drive and see if it’ll work for your needs.

  1. Go to http://www.windowsazurepass.com
  2. Enter the country you live in
  3. Enter the code “DENNYCHERRY”

That’s all there is to it.

Your free 30 day Windows Azure account includes:

Windows Azure

  • 3 Small Compute Instances
  • 3 GB of Storage
  • 250,000 Storage Transactions

SQL Azure

  • Two 1 GB Web Edition Database


  • 100,000 Access Control Transactions
  • 2 Bus Service Connections

Data Transfers

  • 3 GB In
  • 3 GB Out


P.S. The site to sign up kind of sucks. After selecting your country and entering the code you’ll be asked to sign into Microsoft Live to setup your Azure account. This screen doesn’t look like it worked correctly (see below) but it did.  Sign in and it’ll activate your free 30 day trial.

Keep in mind that you can only use the 30 day Azure trial once per Live account, so if you’ve already tried it with a different account you’ll need to create a new Live account.

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