Go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/free/ and click the green “Start free” button. Next, click another “Start free” button. If you already have an account with Microsoft, for example, Office 365, you’ll be prompted to log in. When you log in, some of your details may already be there. Follow the prompts to verify your account by phone. You’ll also need to supply a valid credit card. Prepaid credit cards won’t work — you’ll need a “normal” credit or debit card. There is no charge involved in the setting up of a trial account. Microsoft just wants to see your card to verify your identity. There will be, however, a record for a $0 transaction on your bank statement. Next – tick “I agree” and click “Sign Up.” Within a few seconds, your account will be ready. That’s it! Your Microsoft Azure account has been created.