Microsoft Azure “Free” Services — From the Perspective of Hobbyist

I have been using Azure since 2015/2016, I guess. Witnessed the transition from Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure, from classic portal ( to current portal (

My learning journey with Azure started the exploration of Azure on Visual Studio Subscriptions (and I still have it now!), a subscription targeted to developers for testing purposes, and it has monthly auto-renewal $150 credit. It’s a good training for me within this constraint, as it forces me to understand the pricing…



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