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Azure Setup

Create Azure Account

I created a free account, electing the $200 free option. In the entire exercise, I used less than $2 of my allotment.


Resource Groups

A key concept in all of the steps below is a Resource Group, which manages the multiple containers and resources (databases, storage etc) that comprise your system.

For more information, click here.


Managing your Account

There are several ways of creating applications. Key ones are noted below.


Portal CLI

You can log into the Azure Portal, and access the CLI like this:

Azure Data Tools


Local az CLI

You can install the CLI locally, as described here.


Azure UI

The Azure Portal also offers many UI options to create accounts, databases, etc.

Sample Scripts

You can explore / adapt the automatically created sample scripts:



Trouble Shooting

Use this command to view Azure logs:

az container logs --resource-group myResourceGroup --name mycontainer

For specific error conditions, see Troubleshooting Azure.