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Get started with Azure

Find out what you can do with Azure cloud computing services.

Take a quick tour of Azure

Watch a two-minute introduction to Azure to see how to get started with popular services, presented by Microsoft Partner Program Manager Scott Hanselman.

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Explore Azure with short demos and live Q&A

Learn the fundamentals of getting started with Azure through a series of brief demos. Join a live Q&A session with an Azure expert to get your questions answered.

See how Azure works

Watch how-to videos

Learn how to work with Azure services in the Azure portal through the videos in this series.

Hear the latest from Azure engineers

Join Scott Hanselman for Azure Friday conversations and demos with the engineers who build Azure services.

View live and on-demand webinars

Start building your solutions and get answers to your questions with popular webinars.

Try these learning resources for getting started with Azure

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Read the Azure developer guide

Use this guide to get started building new applications in Azure or migrating existing applications to Azure.

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Find Azure documentation

Get documentation, example code, guidance, and tutorials for all Azure services.

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Take hands-on training

Master the basics of Azure by following the Azure Fundamentals online learning path.

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Get migration help

Find tools and guidance for every stage of your cloud migration to help you move, manage, and secure your workloads.

Start building with Azure

Get guidance to create your first solution in Azure. If you're new to Azure, create an Azure free account.

Begin a new project

Use the Azure Quickstart Center to choose your project and get started fast.

Create a Windows virtual machine

Explore virtual machine (VM) considerations and find tutorials to create VMs in Azure.

Build a web app

Learn about building, deploying, and managing web apps with Azure App Service.

Try Azure SQL Database

Use fully managed SQL Database to build highly scalable, high-performance apps.

Plan and collaborate with Azure DevOps

Get started using Azure DevOps to share code, track work, and ship software.

Build AI into your apps

Create intelligent apps that can see, hear, speak, understand, and make decisions using Azure AI Services.

Set up Azure Virtual Desktop

Get an overview and find tutorials to set up remote desktops that work for all your apps and devices.

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Access Azure support

From comprehensive support plans to status alerts and self-service help, get support as you get started with Azure.

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Get the Azure mobile app

If you're already an Azure customer, download the Azure mobile app to stay connected to your resources from your mobile device.

Get started with an Azure free account

Enjoy popular services free for 12 months, more than 55 services free always, and USD$200 credit to use in your first 30 days.

More ways to try Azure

Pay as you go

Meet your organization's needs with competitive pay-as-you-go pricing. Pay only for what you use each month with no upfront commitment.

Try Azure for Students

Get a USD$100 credit and free access to popular cloud services and developer tools when you create your Azure for Students account.

Connect with a partner

Get technical assistance, advice, and support from a partner with verified Azure capabilities.

Customers are doing great things with Azure

See how other organizations are using Azure services to innovate and achieve their goals. Find customer stories by industry, country, or topic.