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Azure Fundamentals: Azure Portal

coffeecraftcode profile image Christina Gorton ・2 min read

Azure Portal

The Azure portal is one of several management tools used in the Azure ecosystem. It is a web-based, unified console that provides an alternative to command-line tools.

It is available in every datacenter. This makes it designed for resiliency, low access latency, and high availability.

You can manage your Azure subscription with the Azure portal.

Within this tool you can build, manage, and track everything from simple web apps to complex cloud deployments.

The Azure portal's home page houses a menu with 4 main links:

  • Create a resource - allows you to create a new entity managed by Azure like a virtual machine or storage accounts.
  • Home- redirects you to the portal's main page.
  • Dashboard- Your dashboard is a place to manage all the major resources you use on Azure. You can also customize the dashboard.
  • All services

Azure portal homepage and menu

The predefined favorites are the most used resources in the Azure community.

You can customize these favorites to display the resources you and/or your team use most.

You can also view your subscriptions and notifications from the Azure portal homepage.

There are also predefined favorites of the most used resources by the Azure community.

You can customize these favorites to display the resources you and/or your team use most.

You can also view your subscriptions and any notifications from the Azure portal homepage.

From the portal you can navigate to other Azure management tools like Azure CLI and PowerShell.

Azure Preview Portal

The Azure preview portal is a web-based unified console that provides access to new features that are in:

  • Preview
  • Beta
  • Other pre-release

If you want to test preview features you should use preview.portal.azure.com

If you stable-release and production-ready features you should you use portal.azure.com

References:
Azure portal documentation

This is one of the topics covered in the Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals. To learn more about the management tools and other fundamentals needed for the exam, check out ExamPro's newest course Azure Fundamentals Certification (AZ-900) 2020

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Just wondering if this will be part of a series?

 

Yes 😄I think I forgot the series tag on this one. Thanks for the reminder. The next few days I'll talk more about Azure management tools and then I will continue talking about various cloud topics.