Setting up an Azure Account Walkthrough

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Time
22 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
24
Video Transcription
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>> Hey everybody and welcome back.
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In this lecture, we're going to
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walk through the process of setting up
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your very first Azure account
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or what I'm going to
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assume as your very first Azure account,
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maybe you already have one.
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If you do, you can go ahead
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and skip this lesson and move on to
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the next thing because we're just going to be
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walking through the process of setting it up.
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For those of you who haven't done it before,
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I want to introduce you to the process.
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What I've done here is I've navigated over to
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Azure.com or Azure.Microsoft.com,
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either one will work in your browser,
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you should see a page very similar to this.
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We're going to go ahead and just scroll around here.
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They do give you lots of great information about
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the services and who uses it.
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These popular organizations do use
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it and some blog articles.
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Just really a lot of
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learning material that you can cover.
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What I want to do is go ahead and select
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a Free account or we can Try Azure for free.
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We can select this green button right
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here and it's going to take you to this page.
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Here, this is an important place to stop and
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review because when you're signing up for the Cloud,
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regardless of your Cloud vendor,
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you typically get some free time
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or free services that you got
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to use to really get your try at the Cloud,
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to really understand how it works, how you like it.
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If you want to trial it compared to other Clouds,
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you really just can test drive the solution.
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Azure is no different,
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they're going to give you a year worth of free services.
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They give you 200 credits for you to spend
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on services that actually cost money.
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If you're not going to be using those,
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you do get 25 free services.
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I want to quickly note on this bullet right here,
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even though you may have
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25 or more services that are free,
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sometimes the dependency services,
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just services that are
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add-ons or services that are required
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in order for you to get the full fledge capability
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of one of these free services,
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sometimes those dependency services do cost money.
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Just keep that in mind,
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not that it's going to cost you a fortune,
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you may just be looking at a couple of pennies or
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something like that a month.
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That's not something to
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really flip out about or be concerned about,
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but I want to be transparent with you and just
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let you know that that is a charge that you may see.
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If we scroll down here,
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you're going to see the various services that you
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do get to play around with and what's considered free,
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what do they give you?
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For example, virtual machines,
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a lot of people happen to know what that is.
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If you want to spin up
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a Linux or a Windows virtual machine,
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they give you 750 hours for both.
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Now I do want to note here really quickly when
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you are trialing these out in your own personal account,
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your credit card is going to be tied to this account.
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This is what's going to be used to charge you in case you
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maybe forget to turn off
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these virtual machines or other services.
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If you are going to spin up a Windows virtual machine
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in your own environment just to
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play around with it and see how it works,
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just remember to shut it off.
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Otherwise, if you happen to forget and you
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run past that 750 hour limit,
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you will begin to see charges on your credit card.
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That being said, let's go
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ahead and sign in to our account.
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I'm going to select Start free.
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I have an Outlook account that I've created.
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If you do not have an Outlook account,
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go ahead and do that by selecting the Use
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another account and create an account down here.
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Here you can create a Hotmail,
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an Outlook account, or whatever you want to do.
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If you have an organization account or your domain,
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maybe you have a top-level domain that's
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custom to your organization,
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you can use that too,
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as long as it's assigned to with
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Microsoft and their services,
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maybe O365 or M365.
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You can use that here.
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If not, you can use an Outlook account.
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But I'm going to use my Cybrary test account
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here and I'll go ahead and log in.
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Here we are. Now I can go ahead and create my profile.
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In order for you to do anything in Azure,
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you're going to need to have your profile configured.
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You need to make sure that you have your credit card
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set up and all that good stuff.
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I'm going to go ahead and take
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some time to fill out this information.
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I'm going to pause the video.
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When you get to this phase,
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go ahead and do the same and
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when we pick this back up in a few seconds,
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we will be in
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the portal and we can go ahead and do a review
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of Azure's portal in general.
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I'll see you over there. We're back.
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Now that you've gone ahead and you've
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set up your account for the first time,
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you're going to see a Quickstart Center page
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or you might see that anyways.
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This is what popped up for me.
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You may just be shown the portal directly.
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This right here is to just get you guided
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on a basic project to help you get your toes wet,
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really learn the services and
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the layout of the Azure portal.
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Here we can create a web app,
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we can create a virtual machine,
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we can do all different kinds of projects.
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They even have setup guides.
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If we want to explore that further,
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we can most certainly do so.
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I'm going go ahead and pop open there.
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Here you can learn about
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a lot of the things that we're going to actually be
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covering in this course
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as far as setting up your Azure environment.
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Let's go ahead and go back.
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If you want to close this, you can press this X button
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here and this is going to be your Azure portal.
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Every time you log into Azure into your account,
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this is what you're going to be seeing
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or something like this anyways.
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It's going to have your Azure services down here,
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a Quickstart menu area,
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where you can go ahead and quickly spin up,
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like a virtual machine if you'd like,
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you can go ahead and do that right there.
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If we scroll down here,
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you can see we can navigate to
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Subscription and Resource groups
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and All resources and Dashboards.
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We're going to learn a lot more about this as we
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continue on with the course and
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why these things are important.
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If you need additional resources or tools
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really to use to help
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you learn and manage your environment,
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you can use their learning resource,
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which provides online free training for
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Azure outside of what you
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might be pursuing for a certification.
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Certifications are great,
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they definitely attest to your knowledge on
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a particular service or services and skills,
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but they do not necessarily cover all of the services.
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They're just not going to. There are
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so many Cloud services out there.
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Yes, maybe Azure might be creating
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new certifications to cover these services,
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but even with you gathering or collecting all of
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the certifications and all the badges and the skills,
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you probably still would not have the necessary skill
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sets to cover every single service in great depth.
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Just keep that in mind,
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there's still going to be additional learning resources
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that you might want to
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leverage and Microsoft does offer a lot to leverage.
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In addition to that, we're going to be able to look at
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the Azure Monitor tool to
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understand our spending and our usage.
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Cost Management in addition to help us with
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spending and then Security Center
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for security monitoring.
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If we go up here to the top-left corner,
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you're going to see another service pin,
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where you can spin up services.
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We have our Favorites.
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If I select All resources here,
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it's going to want me to go ahead
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and set up my subscription
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and just really get my account
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acclimated and set up here.
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What I'm going to go ahead and do is select Starts.
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[NOISE]
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I do want to quickly disclaim here,
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I actually do have
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another Azure account so I can't use the freeze here.
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What I'm going to have to go ahead and do
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is use the Pay-As-You-Go subscription,
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so we're going to go ahead and do that.
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If you have this, you might see something similar.
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You're going to want to set up our subscriptions.
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We're going go ahead and set that up here.
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Let's go ahead and hit Create.
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It looks like our subscription was successfully created.
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If I pop down this notification icon here in this menu,
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you're going to see that all the services,
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the resources that you create,
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including subscriptions and tenants and what have you,
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are going to notify you through this.
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You can select this bell icon and
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this menu will appear and you can
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see the activity logs right there.
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We're going go ahead
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>> and close that out and there we go.
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>> Now if I go to All resources,
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we're going to see I have
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the ability to create resources.
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If I wanted to spin up,
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let's just say, where are we, A virtual machine.
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It does give me the availability to go ahead and do
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so and I need to create a resource group.
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Again, we'll be talking more
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about this as we continue on with this course.
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But for now I just wanted to show
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you the ability to create
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an Azure account and the steps involved in
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order for you to move
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forward and set up these other things.
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That should go ahead and cover everything you
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need to know as far as creating your Azure account.
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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.
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If not, let's go ahead and
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continue on with the course before we
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continue to dive into spinning up our own resources.
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Because we're going to want to understand
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what resource groups are and
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other pieces to the Azure environment
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>> as we move forward.
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>> I'll see you in the next lecture.
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