Table of content

  • Create a free Windows Azure subscription
  • Download and install the free trial of IaaS Management Studio
  • Register the subscription in IaaS Management Studio
  • Create your first VM
  • Connect with RDP, Powershell or SSH

Getting started

Create a free Windows Azure subscription

Go to the Windows Azure Website, and complete the subscription to get a free azure subscription with a credit of 200$.

Download and install the free trial of IaaS Management Studio

Go to our download page, download and run the installer.

Register the subscription in IaaS Management Studio

Run IaaS Management Studio from the start menu, it may takes some seconds to open the first time.
Then click on the green cross or on the provided link.

Then, click on the download link which will bring you to Windows Azure Website.

Authenticate, and it will download a publishsettings file.
This file contains information IaaS Management Studio need to know to connect to your subscription.

In IaaS Management Studio, click on the "Open" link under "Download", and browse to the publishsettings file.

The publish file will be accepted, the windows will close and you will see you subscription selected at the top.

Create your first VM

Click on the big + in the "Virtual Machines" category.

  • Set a unique name to your vm
  • Create from Azure Gallery
  • If Storage Account and Container fields are empty, create a new storage account and container by clicking on green "+". Turn off Geo Replication for the storage account.
  • Select your storage account and container in the dropdown.
  • Select the image of your choice in the list provided by azure.
  • Set your password, if you choose "Remember my password", your password will be stored in the credential manager of windows.
  • Click on the green mark.

Wait between 5 and 10 minutes for the Virtual machine to start.

Connect with RDP, Powershell or SSH

Once the VM is started you can click on serveral button of the user interface to connect with Powershell,RDP, or SSH.

If you stop your VM Azure stop billing the compute resources of your VM.