Microsoft Azure credits Microsoft Azure credits is only available to students who are registered in the DevOps with Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program. To receive Microsoft Azure credits, you will need to set up an Azure account. When you set up a new account, you can get access to some services for free, along with a $200 credit that can be used for the first 30 days. Setting up a Microsoft Azure account Go to Azure home page. Click on the "Start Free" Button. You can use your existing "GitHub" or "Outlook" account—or click on "Create One". Finish your registration. Please note that you will need to enter your Credit Card information to complete the registration.