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Getting Started with Azure demo series

View expert-led demos to quickly learn how to get started and accomplish your goals with Azure services

Getting started in the Azure portal

Learn how to begin working with your Azure account in the Azure portal. See how to browse Azure services, find resources, customize your experience, and manage your Azure environment on the go.

For help signing up, take the step-by-step online course on creating an Azure account.

Get more from your Azure free account

Understand how the Azure free account works and how to get many of our most popular services free for 12 months. Explore Azure services that are always free.

To explore the breadth of available services, follow the learning path on core Azure services.

Architect your Azure solutions

Learn how to identify which solutions to deploy to Azure and how to break down your solution into its parts. Choose architectural styles and decide which platforms and technologies to use.

Find more guidance for architecting solutions on Azure in the Azure Architecture Center.

Select an Azure region

Understand how Azure defines geographies, regions, datacenters, and availability zones. Visualize the Azure global infrastructure and learn which factors to consider when choosing the best regions for your workloads.

Learn more about Azure regions and availability zones in the Azure architectural components module.

Estimate and reduce Azure costs

Become familiar with the pricing models and costs for each service in your solution. Use the Azure pricing calculator to estimate your costs. Get tips for saving and reducing spending.

Learn more best practices for minimizing costs.

Manage costs and avoid overspending

Learn how to avoid being surprised by unexpected bills. See how to visualize and report on your spending and gain confidence that you won't overspend.

To better understand the factors that influence costs, follow the module on planning and managing your Azure costs.

Deploy Azure Virtual Machines

Start deploying your server infrastructure to Azure using Azure Virtual Machines and see why it’s a great fit for your infrastructure workloads.

For step-by-step guidance, take the online course on configuring virtual machines.

Create and deploy app services

See how to run your web applications in Azure with Azure App Service. Use the tools you know without infrastructure getting in the way of your development workflow.

Follow the learning path on hosting a web app with Azure App Service to learn more.

Convert automations for SQL databases

Learn how to deploy a highly available database and database server into Azure without the need to manage any SQL server infrastructure.

To see how to automate deployment, take the online course on configuring automatic deployment for Azure SQL Database.

Learn more about Azure

Join a live Q&A

Get your questions answered by an Azure technical expert. Join a 30-minute Azure Q&A webinar.

Get the Developer's Guide to Azure

Find out what you can do in Azure and how to get up and running on any project in minutes.

Explore Azure resources

Learn how Azure works and how to start building in the cloud. Watch demos and follow short tutorials.

Master the basics

Get a solid foundation in Azure cloud services, core data concepts, and machine learning and AI workloads.

Get your Azure free account

Sign up for a free account and get USD200 credit to use within 30 days, 12 months of popular free services, and more than 40 always-free services.

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