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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Building your first application

This paragraph provides a step-by-step approach to building a console application using Visual Studio 2015 that utilizes the basics of DocumentDB. We will perform the following steps:

  1. Create a DocumentDB account.
  2. Create a database.
  3. Create a collection.
  4. Build a console application that connects to DocumentDB and saves a document.

Provisioning an account

To create a DocumentDB account, you need to go to the Microsoft Azure portal. If you don't have a Microsoft Azure account yet, you can get a trial version at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/.

After logging in to the Azure portal, go ahead and create your first DocumentDB account. For now, you only need to come up with a name.

After clicking on the

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