Microsoft Azure-Create Virtual Machine in Classic Model

Go to

Select Virtual Machine Tab and click on the link Create a Virtual Machine

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine in Classic Model

You can create a VM with Quick Create or From Gallery Options

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Quick Create

Select From Gallery and select one of the Featured Image as shown below.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine From Gallery

In Virtual machine configuration, provide unique VM name, Size, Username and Password details and click on the arrow

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Configuration

Provide Cloud Service, DNS name, Region details and click Next

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Configuration

Verify the status of the VM in the Instances

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Instance

It will also create a new Cloud service. Go to Cloud Service Panel and verify

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Cloud Service

Select a Cloud Service and go to its Dashboard to get further details

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Cloud Service Dashboard


Microsoft Azure-How to create Virtual Machine

Sign in to

Click on New and select Compute.

Azure-Create New Virtual Machine

From the Compute panel, Select Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Azure-Windows Server 2012 R2

Select Classic Deployment Model which is supported in Traditional Portal as well. It is different from the Resource Manager Model Concept which we will cover in next section.

Provide Host name, User name and Password details along with other configuration details.

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A resource group is a container that keeps all or logically related resources for an application across region. Each resource and Resource Group has one to one relationship. Resoure Group is a very important concept for Role Based Access Control.

Provide Name, User name, Password and Resource Manager details.

MIcrosoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Resource Manager

Select appropriate VM Size.

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Size

Configure Storage and Network settings for a new VM

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Storage and Network Settings

Verify all configuration details before spinning up a new VM

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Summary

Click on Ok. Verify the Progress Details of New VM

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Deploying Status

Verify Operation details in the Azure Preview Portal and see how many tasks have been completed till that time.

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Operation Details

Virtual Machine is created successfully in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Created Successfully

Click on VM in Azure Preview Portal and select Connect

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Connect to VM

It will download RDP file to connect with newly created VM

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Download RDP File

Open RDP File, and you will be prompted for Connection warning. Select Connect.

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Remote Connection

Provide Windows credentials given at the time of VM Creation.

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Username and Password

Select Yes when prompted for Certificate Errors

Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-Certificate Errors


Microsoft Azure-Virtual Machine-RDP of New VM

Microsoft Azure-Preview Portal

Microsoft Azure Preview Portal is a single and centralized place to manage resources in Azure Cloud.

To go to Microsoft Azure Preview Portal,

Go to

Click on the user name (Email) on Top Right Corner and select “Switch to Azure Preview Portal”

Azure Preview Portal Menu Item

Here is Azure Preview Portal:

Azure Preview Portal

Microsoft Azure-How to view Bill

Go to

Click on the user name (Email) on Top Right Corner

Select View my Bill to get a Credit Status Ribbon in the Top Middle Section

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Microsoft Azure-Traditional Portal (Old)

Sign in to and you will land up on a traditional portal that will look like:

Azure Portal Old

Microsoft Azure-Free Trial

Create an account in

Go to

Click on Try for Free or Free Trial

Microsoft Azure Free Trial

It will open Sign in and click on Try Now

Microsoft Azure-Free one-month trial

Sign in Azure

Sign in Azure

Sign up for Free Trail by providing your details. Give credit card details and it will cost 1 USD. You will get 200 USD credit for a Month.

Microsoft Azure Details Free Trail


Cloud Systems in Business

Business has gone high tech. In order to remain competitive, businesses have to take advantage of all that technology has to offer. Everyone wants the ability to access information, change a schedule, or participate in a conference call from anywhere at any time. Most people would prefer not to have to duplicate information or make a trip to the office for a file before being able to answer a question. They want easy access to all their files right from their smartphones or tablets. They also want assurance that their information and communications are shared only with those they have personally approved.

These capabilities are especially important for those in the medical field who are often confronted by emergencies that require immediate action. Such people have spent years becoming experts in their field and don’t have the time or the inclination to become computer experts as well. Besides that, the diagnostic tools and machinery necessary for their professions are costly. The time, cost and even space required to build and maintain a computer system that would provide all the capabilities described above would be substantial. It would also be time not spent on patient care.

Cloud computing services make it possible for medical professionals to maximize all the benefits of modern technology to provide a higher level of patient care than ever before possible. These services provide storage space, the necessary professional software and the level of security that ensures patient privacy. They also provide regular software updates, so that customers are never using outdated software while competing with those who have the latest upgraded improvements. Data is also stored off-site, so that in the case of a break-in or natural disaster, vital information is not lost.

Praktika is an example of a cloud based service designed specifically for a dental practice that allows individual users to customize features to accommodate the unique characteristics of their own practices.

Further, information in any form, whether it be text, photo, video, or x-rays can be stored in the cloud and accessed instantly from any device. You will not only be able to access your own information, but you will also be able to instantly file information from other sources.

For example, if you’ve just attended a seminar about a condition that one of your patients is experiencing, you can add your notes from the seminar directly to that patient’s file. If you have a complex telephone consultation with a specialist, you can save that conversation in the cloud and access it later if you need to refer to it again.

Cloud computing makes it possible to have your business contacts, your schedule, your patient files and treatment plans, business accounting and billing information all in one place and easily accessible. Most cloud based services allow you to pay for only the services you need, while allowing you to expand as your business expands.

According to one survey, those utilizing cloud based services showed an increase in productivity, which means your business probably will expand. In addition to expansion, your business will also have greater flexibility. Because information can be accessed and administrative tasks completed from anywhere, both you and your staff can do more work remotely.

An employee satisfaction survey showed that 36% of employees questioned said that they would choose working remotely over a pay raise, and 10% even said they would take a pay cut for the opportunity to work remotely. In addition to saving travel time and the cost of gasoline, working smarter can also save real estate expenses. If you and your staff have greater flexibility to work remotely, there is a greater possibility of sharing office space.

Of the many potential benefits of cloud computing, the increase in the quality of life is perhaps the most compelling. Spending less time in traffic and more time having meaningful interactions with patients, staff and colleagues improves everyone’s quality of life. Spending less time at the office and more time with friends and family, all while accomplishing more, does too. At the very least, cloud computing can help your practice grow by ensuring that your patients receive the level of care they would gladly recommend to their friends and family.