How to Create a Microsoft Azure Account

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.

Step 1

Select free account from the top left of the Azure homepage.

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Step 2

Click the green button on the blue banner labelled "Start for free".

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Step 3

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.

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Step 4

Enter the email address and password you wish to associate with your new Microsoft account.

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Step 5

You will receive an email with a code. Check your inbox and then enter here to verify.

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Step 6

Enter a phone number to associate with your account. You will then receive a code by text that you should enter here to verify.

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Step 7

Give Azure a couple of seconds to load.

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Step 8

Complete this form. Although this is a free trial account you will need to enter your credit/debit card details.

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Step 9

Agree to the terms and conditions then click "Sign up".

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Step 10

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.

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