Throughout the 11events I organised as of 26th May 2019 in the past 8 months as MSP across the country, one question keeps popping up during and after workshops. Attendees ask how do I create an Azure account.
In this article, I will take you through all the steps that will help you to do that with Illustrations.
Visit this link to create your azure student's account
Azure for Students - Free Account Credit | Microsoft Azure
With Microsoft Azure for Students, get a $100 credit when you create your free account. There is no credit card needed…
Ones you visit the link above, you will be greeted with the home page and in the header, you should see an activate now button as shown in this screenshot.
Click on the button to go the next page.
You will be required to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you already have an outlook account then you should be good to go by entering your credentials.
but if you don't, you can see a link just below the text box that says Create One!
Ones you are logged in, you will be redirected to a page that validates your eligibility. For some of you, even though you are a student, you will not be eligible as shown in the illustration.
In my quest to find out why you are told that you are not eligible, I was giving some few tips and they include;
- Before creating your account, open an incognito window. This can be achieved by holding on three keys that are, Ctrl + Shift +N
- Another option is to create a new outlook account in an incognito window
Ones you pass the are eligibility check, you should meet this new page below
By default, the school email address is the selected verification method so if your school issues student emails out, then you should be good to go with that. However, Azure does not support some school emails, for example, email@example.com is not currently supported.
If you key in your school email and it is not supported your next option is the verification by code.
Usually, by attending MSP organised events, you will be provided with a 25 digit verification code that can be used to activate your account. That being said, if you select verification code instead of email, you will be prompted with the window below.
Ones you enter the verification code, Click on verify the academic status and you should be good to go. If your activation code is successful, then the next page is your best friend.
Fill in your details and click Next for each of the three steps and when you are done a button will appear for signup
One's logged in, you are done creating your account and you will be directed to the Azure portal.
So what Next after creating My account?
Remember that, your student's account can be used for everything on azure provided the expenditure will be within $100 for a year. This means you have to carefully utilize your credit. In the course of writing this article, I found a perfectly crafted portal call Azure Sponsorships. It gives you the opportunity to;
- Usage details which provide you with an insight about your subscription usage.
- Check your credit balance and an update of your validation period.
- Educator portal to manage your subscriptions and credit.
Check the Azure Sponsorship Portal from the link below.
:tada: Congratulation if you came this far.
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