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 Programme Manager Scott Hanselman.
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
Read the Azure developer guide
Use this guide to get started building new applications in Azure or migrating existing applications to Azure.
Find Azure documentation
Get documentation, example code, guidance and tutorials for all Azure services.
Take hands-on training
Master the basics of Azure by following the Azure Fundamentals online learning path.
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 are new to Azure, create an Azure free account.
Begin a new project
Use the Azure Quickstart Centre 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 Cognitive 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.
Get started with an Azure free account
Enjoy popular services free for 12 months, more than 55 services free always and $200 credit to use in your first 30 days.
More ways to try Azure
Pay as you go
Meet your organisation'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 $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 organisations are using Azure services to innovate and achieve their goals. Find customer stories by industry, country or topic.