Microsoft Azure

The starting point for Azure is Microsoft Azure, however this will take you to the management portal. You can login with any Microsoft Account, however you might need to add a subscription or start a free trial. If you want to know more about Azure then a very good starting point is Azure Architecture Center | Microsoft Docs.

Overview of the Azure CLI | Microsoft Docs

Handy Tips

If you need to request more cores, then be sure to include details on which Azure region you are working in and also what VM type you are using.

Command Line

If you have more than one subscription, then see Manage Azure subscriptions with the Azure CLI | Microsoft Docs for details on how to select one.


All of the major cloud platform providers have a Kubernetes option and Microsoft's Azure is no different, theirs is called AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) or Kubernetes Service, which is documented at Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Documentation - Tutorials, API Reference | Microsoft Docs.

In addition to AKS itself, there are a number of complimentary services, including Azure Monitor, Overview of Azure Monitor for containers | Microsoft Docs

In October 2019 I attended a Microsoft Reactor hosted workshop, which helped us progress through The Azure Kubernetes Workshop. You could probably do this yourself with an Azure account, the documentation and some time. There is a Technical Primer presentation to go with it, see Tech Primer - Kubernetes (Mar 2019).pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint Online.

If you wish to get the Kubernetes Dashboard working in Azure then read Manage an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster with the web dashboard | Microsoft Docs but be sure to carefully consider where this is exposed and what security you have in place for it.