The Azure management portal is used to create, configure, monitor, and manage all the Azure services to which you have access and subscribe. To get started, you must first log in (portal.azure.com). Figure 12.23 shows the Azure Startboard (home page) of the management portal. The left side of the screen is a toolbar that you can use to navigate the various sections of the portal, including notifications and billing. Notice also that the bottom left holds the New button; you use this to create new Azure services.