The portal is a very large and feature-rich interface that allows a user to rapidly deploy resources. In this video, learn the layout of the Azure portal.
- [Instructor] I'm going to begin here to show you how to get into the portal itself. Now, keep in mind, I'm using Google Chrome, but you can use any browser really that you want in order to get into the Microsoft Azure portal. I'm going to just come up here, and what I'm going to type in is portal.azure.com. You're going to have to sign into the Microsoft Azure portal. I've already signed in, so I can just click on here. My credentials are already populated, so I can click Sign in, and this is stayed signed in. This is so you don't have to sign in every single time. I'm going to go ahead and click Yes on here. I'm going to hit F11, so it can go to full screen, and this is the Microsoft portal. There's several things that I want to show you here. On the left hand side we have the left hand navigation menu and this consists of four things, Create a resource, Home, Dashboard, and All services, and below that you have your Favorites. Your favorites should look like mine, and these are the most used items or resources from Microsoft Azure. If you ever want to get back to this screen, all you have to do is click on here where it says Home and that'll take you right back here. Let's go to the top. Now, from the top, what we have is we begin with the Search menu. There are a lot of different resources with Microsoft Azure. So, sometimes you're not going to know where to go to find that particular resource. Well, you can just come up here where it says Search resources. You could type in the first few things. So, we're going to type in web, and what you're going to see are all the different things that have to do with the web. So, if you don't know exactly where your resource is, you can go right there to find out. Now, going on to the right we have this, and this is called the Cloud Shell. If I were to click on this, what you're going to see is a command prompt and that command prompt allows you to use the Azure CLI and PowerShell in order to do different things through a command line to Microsoft Azure, and then we have this. This is the Directory and subscriptions. You have a subscription and under that subscription you have different directories. It could be, like we are here, you just have one subscription and one directory. However, if you needed to change that around this is where you do it, and then going to the right you have Notifications. I don't have any notifications right now. However, keep in mind, this is a very useful thing that you have. If you're doing anything to a resource, any task, it's nice to know when it's completed, and also, anything that is new with Microsoft Azure, you're going to get notified about it, so you can keep touch with all the different changes with Microsoft Azure. Moving to the right we have settings, and these are the different portal settings. This is the look and the feel of Microsoft Azure. So, if you don't like the default color scheme that you see right here, you can simply come down here, and watch. I click on this, see that? If that is better for you, if this is better for you, whatever you would like to do. I'm going to go ahead and do the default here, and then we can see we have high contrast, we have notifications, and we have Apply And then coming back up here we have the Help menu. This is convenient for finding help and support in case you don't know where something is, or you needed a guided tour. You can see right down here you have What's new, the roadmap, the Keyboard shortcuts, anything like that. So, if you get in trouble or you need some help, you just click on here where it says the question mark, and then feedback. If you want to give feedback to Microsoft Azure, you can see we've got a smiley face and a frowny face, and then tell Microsoft why you have a smiley face or a frowny face. So, they can read this feedback and maybe incorporate it into the changes with Microsoft Azure, and then we have our account information. I'm going to click on here. I have just one account. However, you might have several accounts that you deal with, or you're given an account. If you sign in like we did, and say stay signed in, well, this is how you'd get into another account. You would just come down here and click Sign out and then when you sign out you have to sign in with another account, or the same account that you had. So, if you want to switch accounts, you have to sign out of it. Now, going over to the left here I'm going to click on here where it says All services. This is a list of all the services with Microsoft Azure. I'm not going to scroll all the way down, but what I'm going to do is scroll down a little bit. And this is where it can get a little bit daunting. But don't be afraid of this, because you don't have to know what everything is. There's too much to know what everything is. The fact of the matter is you're going to probably just be working with one or two or three, maybe even four, resources. So, you don't have to know what all this is. However, if you get curious, this is where you go, All services, to find out what is offered with Microsoft Azure. I'm going to go ahead and close that, and then finally we're going to come over here to Dashboard. I'm going to click on Dashboard, and this is a customization tool that you can use to just have the major things that you use with Microsoft Azure and have it in one place, and you can create your own customized dashboard just to suit whatever your needs are and customize it to exactly what you're doing with Microsoft Azure. This main area, I'm going to go back to Home, that you see right here, that is your main space that you're going to use when you deal with different resources. I'm going to just come down to one here. It's called Resource groups. You can see, we don't have any resource groups, but what's going to happen here as we create different resources you're going to see different things that are called blades that pop up and require certain information that you use. The nice thing about using the portal is if you're doing something for the firs time, or you just need a general idea of a resource, well, it's going to give you that in a very nice visual way. So, that is a look at the portal in Microsoft Azure.
- Customizing the Azure portal
- Creating and deploying resources
- Using the Azure CLI
- Deploying and configuring resources with the CLI
- Deploying and configuring resources with PowerShell
- Deploying resources with JSON templates