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WillardSteen-9384 asked MarileeTurscak-MSFT answered

Can I hibernate the account? 12 weeks away from use in class

After registering for class and then signing up with Azure.
I come to understand I will not use Azure until into week 12 (3 months into the future).
Can I hibernate the account as to not use the 30 day trial window? Is there a way to remove this account 30 day timer and wait to start it again?

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MarileeTurscak-MSFT answered

Hi @WillardSteen-9384,

There is no way to pause the free trial. Once you sign up for free trial, you will have to use for a month and later it will get disabled.

But if you want, you can raise subscription and billing related questions with the Azure support team from the portal though, or create a free billing support ticket.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-portal/supportability/how-to-create-azure-support-request

That said, you should still be able to accomplish a lot for free and hopefully be able to use what you need to get through your class (though it depends somewhat on the course structure). If you sign up for a Pay-As-You-Go account you won't get charged unless you use services that incur a fee. When I was taking an Azure course, I just created a Pay-As-You-Go account with a credit card on file and was able to accomplish everything I needed for the class even after my trial ran out. You can publish 10 free web apps, for instance, and use all of the free features listed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-services/

You'll also be able to use a lot of free demo features through the labs on the Learning site.

I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out to the billing team if you have specific concerns about costs for your needs.

Marilee



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