Getting Started with Virtual Machines in Azure: A Guide

Looking to use virtual machines for your development environments? Check out my getting started guide for using Azure VMs.


While I’m hard at work on my SaaS startup, Kerrb, we thought we’d put together a little getting started guide for folks who want to look at using virtual machines (VM) in Azure for their development environments. For now you’ll need to make sure you shut the VMs off yourself, but in the not too distant future we’ll have some stuff to share to show you how we cna help you automate this task, as well as others! We believe in empowering users to do more with less. We are also crazy about the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and want others to be too.

So to help those who have not yet started with Azure, or those who have but want to get a step up on how to leverage things like PowerShell, we have put together a totally free 5 part course!

Free Training Course

Free Training Course

Course: Setting up, Managing and Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Here are the things we cover in the course:

  • Part 1: Getting Started - Controlling Azure Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell
  • Part 2: Creating Azure Virtual Machines
  • Part 3: Performing Common Tasks on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Part 4: Creating a Point-to-Site VPN to your Azure Virtual Machines
  • Part 5: Understanding Azure Virtual Machine Pricing and Usage

Each part contains useful background information, code samples and a step by step tutorial on how to do it yourself.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

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