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. Azures public announcement can be found here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/our-commitment-to-customers-and-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/ 

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. 

If you are a content owner and would like information on moving from Azure passes to our Cloud Slice feature, or to learn more about how Learn on Demand Systems can help you work around these restrictions, please reach out to your account executive.