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Enable Azure Subscription after deactivation

Posted by thebernardlim on March 26, 2021

On completion of the first 30 days of Microsoft Azure’s free trial, your ‘Free Trial’ Azure Subscription will be disabled. To fix this, the subscription needs to be changed to the ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ plan instead of the ‘Free Trial’ plan which it is currently on. Image


  1. Access the Pay-As-You-Go page. Click on ‘Purchase Now’ button Image

  2. Click on Upgrade your account to pay-as-you-go pricing’ Image

  3. Choose your preferred plan. As per screenshot, Basic plan has been chosen. Image

  4. That is all there is. After a while a notification popup will appear saying that Subscription has been upgraded. Image

One thing to note, it might take awhile for the services to fully kick in. An example is if you try creating Budgets right after switching plans, it might not work right away.