In response to COVID-19 and to ensure resources are fully available to first responders, Microsoft Azure has implemented restrictions around newly created Azure accounts. Currently, we are aware of restrictions on Virtual Machine (Compute) and SQL Instance creation for both Azure Pass subscriptions and Free Trial accounts in multiple Azure regions.  Creation of these resources may be blocked or fail to provision.  Additionally, Microsoft may place other restrictions as they deem necessary while they manage their response to the demand for resources in Azure.  The Microsoft public announcement

For Microsoft Learning Partners, Microsoft has announced that running hands-on labs as part of their Azure MOC courses is no longer possible for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, Learn on Demand Systems has a solution – click here to learn more.

If you are a content owner and would like information on moving from using Azure Passes or Trial Accounts to our Azure Cloud Slice functionality please reach out to your account executive.