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Find out more about Azure services, portal, tools and software developer kits. Get up and running with 5-minute tutorials and find tools for estimating and managing costs and setting alerts.
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See popular services like Azure App Service, Azure Functions and Azure Storage in action. Also, see how to build and manage Linux and Windows virtual machines in Azure.
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After you create your Azure free account, start building projects right away.
Deploy a Linux virtual machine using Azure CLI.
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Deploy a sample .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python or Ruby app.
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