How to: Sign Up for a Windows Azure Subscription

To gain access to the Windows Azure Management Portal, you must have a Windows Azure subscription and a Microsoft account associated with that subscription.

You will create one or more subscriptions for the Windows Azure account. A subscription is a grouping of Windows Azure services and applications, including the virtual machines. The subscription provides a way to control the access to and the use of the Windows Azure subscribed service. In a situation where you will have multiple Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployments, you may decide to use a separate subscription for each deployment in order to track expenses related to each deployment. All of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV components for a single deployment must be deployed to the same subscription however. You can set up different administrators for each subscription as required. For more information, see Overview of Subscription Management.

To sign up for a Windows Azure subscription

  1. Visit http://windows.azure.com and log on with a Microsoft account.

    For more information about Microsoft accounts, see the Windows Live ID site.

  2. Choose Sign-up for Windows Azure and follow the instructions to create a new account. You can choose either the free trial or purchase option.

When your account is set up successfully, the Subscriptions page of the Account Center appears.

To create a subscription

  1. If you are not already signed on to the Subscriptions page of the Account Center, then visit the Windows Azure Account Management Portal at https://account.windowsazure.com and choose Account Center.

  2. Choose add a subscription.

  3. On the Add a Subscription page, choose a subscription offer from the available list to create the subscription.

You can now use the Windows Azure Management Portal to manage Windows Azure accounts, subscriptions, hosted services, virtual machines, storage accounts, databases, and more. To access the Windows Azure Management Portal, visit http://manage.windowsazure.com

See Also

Tasks

How to: Sign Up for a Microsoft Account

Concepts

Preparing for Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure
Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure Using the Example Scripts
Deploying and Managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure