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Deploy your first solution in 10 minutes or less

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Launch a Linux virtual machine

Deploy a Linux virtual machine using CLI.

Launch a Windows virtual machine

Create a Windows virtual machine with PowerShell.

Build a web app

Deploy a sample .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python or Ruby app.

Store and transfer data and apps

Access blob, table, and queue storage.

Build a serverless app

Create a "hello world" function in the Azure portal.

Build a data-driven app

Create an Azure SQL database in the Azure portal.

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Get the most from Azure. Join the weekly Azure Live Demo and Q&A and watch presentations on using the Azure portal to build a virtual machine, create web apps, deploy SQL databases, and more. Get your questions answered by Azure technical experts during live Q&A.

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Get training and certification

Increase your Azure knowledge with free Pluralsight training, hands-on labs, and certification programs. Learn about using Azure to manage infrastructure and develop with .NET and Node.js.

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Read an introduction to Azure

Find out more about the Azure services, portal, tools, and software developer kits. Follow 5-minute tutorials to get you up and running, and find tools for estimating, managing costs, and setting alerts.

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See hands-on demos from our experts showing you how to use popular features and services like App Service, Functions, Storage, and building and managing Linux and Windows virtual machines.

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