Not many MSDN subscribers know about this, but as part of the MSDN subscription you can use the free credits to try out Microsft Azure.
Subscribers get the following credit each month:
$50 – VS Professional (incl. annual), VS Test Professional
$100 – MSDN Platforms
$150 – VS Enterprise (incl. annual, BizSpark, MPN)
To activate credits use link:
After activation, you can log in into azure portal at:
To check details of your subscription, go to Biling -> Subscription:
You can use credits to try out different Azure services, experiment and learn – it’s great for individual dev/test workloads.