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What is the Azure portal?

The Azure portal is a web-based, unified console that provides an alternative to command-line tools. Watch this video to learn more.

In the previous step you learnt about how Azure works. In this step you will learn about the Azure portal.

What is the Azure portal?

The Azure portal is a web-based, unified console that provides an alternative to command-line tools. With the Azure portal, you can manage your Azure subscription by using a graphical user interface. You can:

  • Build, manage, and monitor everything from simple web apps to complex cloud deployments.
  • Create custom dashboards for an organized view of resources.
  • Configure accessibility options for an optimal experience.

The Azure portal is designed for resiliency and continuous availability. It maintains a presence in every Azure datacenter. This configuration makes the Azure portal resilient to individual datacenter failures and avoids network slowdowns by being close to users. The Azure portal updates continuously and requires no downtime for maintenance activities.

Screenshot that shows the Azure portal.(Take a closer look)

In the following step, you will learn about Azure services. Remember to click on Mark as complete and then Next to continue.

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