Here is a step-by-step guide for creating a free Microsoft Azure account.
You will need to start by navigating to the Microsoft Azure website.
Select free account from the top left of the Azure homepage.
Click the green button on the blue banner labelled "Start for free".
If you do not have a Microsoft account then click "Create Microsoft account". If you already have a Microsoft account simply sign in with you credentials and move to Step 7.
Enter the email address and password you wish to associate with your new Microsoft account.
You will receive an email with a code. Check your inbox and then enter here to verify.
Enter a phone number to associate with your account. You will then receive a code by text that you should enter here to verify.
Give Azure a couple of seconds to load.
Complete this form. Although this is a free trial account you will need to enter your credit/debit card details.
Agree to the terms and conditions then click "Sign up".
You're now signed up and ready to go. Click the green button to start using Microsoft Azure.
Now go to our tutorial on how to Install Umbraco 7 on Microsoft Azure.