What is the Azure free account?
The Azure free account includes free access to popular Azure products for 12 months, $200 USD credit to spend for the first 30 days, and access to more than 25 products that are always free. This is an excellent way for new users to get started and explore. To sign up, you need a phone number, a credit card, and a Microsoft or GitHub account. Credit card information is used for identity verification only. You won’t be charged for any services until you upgrade.
When you sign up, an Azure subscription is created by default. An Azure subscription is a logical container used to provision resources in Azure. It holds the details of all your resources like virtual machines (VMs), databases, and more. When you create an Azure resource like a VM, you identify the subscription it belongs to. As you use the VM, the usage of the VM is aggregated and billed monthly.
Create additional Azure subscriptions
You might want to create additional subscriptions for resource or billing management purposes. For example, you might choose to create additional subscriptions to separate:
• Environments: When managing your resources, you can choose to create subscriptions to set up separate environments for development and testing, security, or to isolate data for compliance reasons. This is particularly useful because resource access control occurs at the subscription level.
• Organizational structures: You can create subscriptions to reflect different organizational structures. For example, you could limit a team to lower-cost resources, while allowing the IT department a full range. This design allows you to manage and control access to the resources that users provision within each subscription.
• Billing: You might want to also create additional subscriptions for billing purposes. Because costs are first aggregated at the subscription level, you might want to create subscriptions to manage and track costs based on your needs. For instance, you might want to create a subscription for your production workloads and another subscription for your development and testing workloads.
Step 1) Go to outlook.com and create a FREE Microsoft Account. Called it email@example.com
Step 2) Fill up all your information , by creating create a new e-mail address;
Step 3) Put new password ; then fill up rest of information
Step 4) Now go to Azure.com and start a FREE Azure account.
Step 5) Here is the link show what is FREE https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ for 12 month access and 750 o server time.
Step 6) After you login, you need to put your cell number and also your CC information inside the payment .
Step 7) After finishing you go to portal and sign in.
Step 8) At the top they have a good search ; for example if you want to see your security group ; type Security group ; then you will see it or if you want to create a VM ; type Virtual Machine and you will be able to create a new VM.
Now I will talk about the difference between Management group ; Azure Subscriptions ; and Resource groups .
Azure management groups help you manage your Azure subscriptions by grouping them together. If your organization has many subscriptions, you might need a way to efficiently manage access, policies, and compliance for those subscriptions. Azure management groups provide a level of scope above subscriptions.
Azure subscriptions help you organize access to Azure resources and determine how resource usage is reported, billed, and paid for. Each subscription can have a different billing and payment setup, so you can have different subscriptions and plans by office, department, project, and so on.
Resource groups are containers that hold related resources for an Azure solution. A resource group includes those resources that you want to manage as a group. You decide which resources belong in a resource group based on what makes the most sense for your organization.