Sorry if this is the wrong forum/sub-forum...
I'm a MS SQL DBA just learning Azure SQL. I want to have an unrestricted sandbox where I have permissions to create VM's, managed instances, virtual networks, NSG's, etc. My organization has a Azure subscription for dev where my DBA team has been given a resource group. I seem to have limited permissions on what I can create in our resource group. I don't think I can create an Azure SQL VM for example.
Should I simply create a free account to use as my sandbox? Are free accounts limited in terms of the types of compute and storage resources that I can provision? Are the resources I create in a free account persistent?
If I ask my organization's Azure Architect to carve out a sandbox, what should I ask for? Can permissions be constrained to a resource group? To a vnet? I don't know exactly what to request aside from what I mentioned here. Thanks.