Use These Three Simple Steps to Enjoy a Free New Azure Subscription
DNN Installation and Azure Configuration
The first step for you is to visit the Windows Azure Website by searching “Windows Azure” online or use this
to get to the homepage where you will get an overview of the services you will enjoy.
On the homepage, below the icon that talks about a free one month trial, you will see “Try it now”. If you are a
first time user, trying it would be great for you, so click the try option. Also, take a few minutes to scan
through the whole page to get a rough idea of what it’s all about before you proceed to the next stage.
The second step is to log in to Windows Azure using your Microsoft account, so you sign up. If you have one, use
it, but if you do not have, create one since the process is simple. However, it is not a must for you to have a
Microsoft based email to be able to create an account, but of course, having one would be great.
Thirdly, complete the sign-up process. You will need to provide a few more details. More precisely, complete the
following easy procedure:
Indicate your country or region to set your currency for purposes of subscription/billing later. Note that
once you fill these details, you won’t be able to change them, so be extra careful.
- Verify your account either through a phone call or a text message to confirm that you are not a robot.
After verification, payment information spaces will pop up. For a new free trial, skip them. You can always
add after testing the resources and affirming that, indeed, it works.
- Sign up the agreement by simply ticking the box at the end.
At this stage, you are ready to enjoy fantastic offers in the cloud. Usually, Azure will give you one free one
month to try out its resources. The first and most important trial you ought to take is a
While DNN installation and configuration is quite a process, the fact remains that it is simple and you can do
it yourself. You, however, need to prepare a checklist first to help you ensure that all the important details
are beforehand before the installation.
To make your process easy, note down the account names that you will use for your account. You will need a
couple of these and not just one. More precisely, you will need Azure names of website, SQL Server, SQL Azure
You will also need to create usernames and passwords such as login username & password, and DNN Host username &
password. So, create and keep these in advance, so you won’t have to start guessing them once you start the
installation and configuration process. You’ll find a detailed procedure on DNN’s website that will guide you to