Exploring the portal

Now that we have a subscription, we can go and start exploring the portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com/. When you go into the portal for the first time, you'll be presented with a nice tour wizard, which is a really good way of learning about the portal's features; step through the wizard, and then we'll look at these features and more without the wizard.

The top toolbar

The top toolbar allows us to access some of the top-level options for the portal; there are six buttons:

The top toolbar

The various options available in the top toolbar are as follows:

  • Home button (1): Wherever you are in the portal, clicking on the home button will take ...

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