Microsoft Azure How-To: Azure Free Trial Account will show you how to create a free Microsoft Azure Trial account. The creation of this account will be your first step on your journey into the Azure cloud.
In order to get access to the Microsoft Azure cloud and utilise all the cool stuff in there you will need an account. Microsoft offer a free trial account that provides you with; access to the Azure Cloud and $200 of free Azure credits! So what are you waiting for? Lets create an Azure account.
Setting Up a Free Microsoft Azure Free Trial Account
Setting up a free Microsoft Azure Trial Account is easy. All you need is; 5 to 10 minutes free time, a valid email address, a phone number and a credit or debit card (don’t worry, it’s for verification purposes only). Got all that? then lets get on with it.
- Type https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ in you web browser and on the Microsoft Azure page click the “Start free” button to begin the account creation process.
- Enter your Microsoft account details into the login box (click the link to create one if you don’t already have one).
- Enter the password for your Microsoft account, and click “Sign in”.
- Wait a few seconds for the sign up process to load.
- Complete the “About you” section, then click Next.
- Enter your phone number and choose whether to receive your verification code by text message or phone call. Once you have the code, enter it into the box provided and click Next.
- Provide your credit or debit card details and click Next (remember this is just for verification purposes).
- Check the box to confirm you agree to the subscription terms. Also choose to allow Microsoft to use your email and phone number to provide special offers. Now click “Sign up” to complete the process.
- Once you have completed the above steps your Microsoft Azure account will be created. Upon creation you will be logged into the new Azure Portal at https://azure.portal.com.
Well that’s it! I told you it was easy! In the next Microsoft Azure How-To we’ll take a look at the new and classic Azure portals… Yes there are two, but don’t worry I’ll introduce you to both, and then explain the differences. Once that’s all done we can start creating some Virtual Machines!