Azure Cognitive Search semantic search with free tier

Rene Prins 26 Reputation points


I'm encountering an issue related to the free tier and semantic queries in Azure Search. According to the Azure documentation (link:, it states that there should be 1000 free semantic queries available per month.

However, when I create the resource in the Azure portal, I noticed that the option for free tier is disabled. I'm using the free tier to experiment with Azure Search, and paying the full cost for the standard tier is expensive.Screenshot 2023-05-22 at 22.44.07

Azure Cognitive Search
Azure Cognitive Search
An Azure search service with built-in artificial intelligence capabilities that enrich information to help identify and explore relevant content at scale.
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