Cheapest Azure subscription for experimenting


  • Hi.

    I want to start to learn something related to Azure. I do it for personal use and I don't intent to create some real-world application, it's just for experimenting.

    What's the cheapest solution for an azure subscription (if necessary) that allows me to start experimenting?

    Absolutely new to .net

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:09 AM

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  • Hi Daniele Lupo,

    Do you a student or a engineer that want to use Azure?

    If you are a student, you could get the following services for free. Please refer to this blog.

    • Azure Notification Hubs: keeps you in touch with users by enabling you to send mobile push notifications tailored by audience, language, and location using any back end, and major mobile platforms.
    • Azure Mobile Apps, your cross-platform mobile app gains a cloud backend providing 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.
    • SQL Database, build secure, global SaaS applications that support massive scale.
    • Azure App Service Web Apps is a part of a fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy web apps in seconds. Use ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Run popular web apps and CMS solutions. Set up continuous integration and deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket – enabling you to automatically build, test and deploy your web app on each successful code check-in or integration tests.
    • MySQL Database from ClearDB adds the power of MySQL to your Web Apps. With clearDB MySQL you can deploy more kinds of web apps and CMS solutions such as WordPress, Joomla, Acquia Drupal, phpBB, and more.
    • Azure Machine Learning Studio Max Number of Modules per Experiment 100, Max Experiment Duration 1 hour per experiment, Max Storage Space 10 GB Single Node
    • Visual Studio Application Insights provides you with the deep diagnostics and performance telemetry to ensure your web apps and services are running at their maximum potential. Search and analyze your data to continuously improve your application, prioritize future investments and improve the overall customer experience.
    • Visual Studio Team Services collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of a team of upto 5 for FREE.
    • PowerBI Data Capacity 1Gb/user, content refresh cycle 1 day, streaming data support 10k rows/hour.

    If you are not a student, please get started with $200 in credit, and keep going with free options, which should be the cheapest way for experimenting.

    If more questions about Azure, I suggest you post your problem to Azure forum to get a better help.

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    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:04 AM