Learn how to set up a free Azure account that is sufficient to follow along with this course.
- [Man] To get started, we're going to go to azure.microsoft.com. There's a great deal of information on this page, including documentation and pricing, however the thing that we want to focus on is the ability to start with a free subscription. We're going to click on start free, and the first thing that we'll notice is that you get $200 in free credit. That's more than enough to cover everything we're going to do in this course.
You'll want to either start up your free application, or if you have one, you can use your Azure account from MSDN, or a corporate account. In any case, once you have an account, we're going to want to go to portal.azure.com, which is the main entry point for Azure. Here you'll see your dashboard, how much credit you have remaining in your account, any notifications that you might have, and an overview of the various services.
On the left you'll see a menu of services that you can use through Azure.
- Examining and personalizing the Azure portal
- Creating an app service
- Creating an ASP.NET application with Visual Studio
- Viewing your published app
- Creating a virtual machine
- Triggering Azure functions