Creating an Azure Virtual Machine

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Log into and select Virtual Machines. Click Add:

And Create Virtual Machine:

There are several machine images to choose from. We will select Windows Server:

And then the build – Windows Server 2016 Datacenter:

Click Create:

Enter information such as the machine name, disk type (premium SSD or standard HHD), username and password:

Select the compute type:

And now the Settings:

Select the inbound ports:

We will select RDP:

Note the additional settings:

On the Summary page, click Create:

Now on the Virtual Machines page, you will see the status as “Creating”:

Once complete, select the VM. You will see:

To connect to the machine, click on Connect:

Click Download RDP File:

This will download:

Open the file. This will connect to the public IP/port:

Click connect and log in using the credentials you provided above:

You will then be able to connect to the machine:



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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