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How to Sign Up for Microsoft Azure

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This post explains how to sign up for Microsoft Azure cloud storage account and retrieve access keys.

Signing Up for Microsoft Azure

1. Go to the Microsoft Azure website.

2. Click START FREE

Microsoft Azure website - click Start Free

3. You can either create an entirely new account or log in with your existing Microsoft credentials. Enter your personal information and click Next.

Creating account on Microsoft Azure website

4. You will then need to confirm your identity with a text message and a debit card.

Entering verification code on Microsoft Azure website

Verification by card on Microsoft Azure website

5. Conclude signing up for Microsoft Azure. Once done, you'll be redirected to the Azure Management Portal.

Creating a Storage Account

  1. In the Azure Management Portal, click Storage accounts in the left sidebar. Then click Add.

Azure Management Portal storage accounts

2. You will be redirected to the following screen:

Creating storage account in Azure Management Portal
3. Specify all of the required options and click Create.

Retrieving Access keys

To start working with Managed Backup Service, you first need to generate Azure access keys.
1. In the Azure Management Portal, under your storage account, click Access Keys. Here you can generate keys or use the default ones.

Access keys in Azure Management Portal

2. Write down the keys somewhere; you're going to need them when adding a backup destination in CloudBerry Backup.

Access keys generated in Azure Management Portal

Now you have your Microsoft Azure access keys that can be used with CloudBerry Lab products.

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Alexander N
Alexander is the director of marketing at CloudBerry Lab and has been an important member of the company since its inception. He is an expert in IT-marketing and has extensive knowledge of cloud storage services. Alexander cooperates with cloud vendors, MSPs, VAR’s and communicates the market needs and trends to our team. View all posts
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