The different options to create a virtual machine from a Windows client image, discuss some of the limitations and touch on some of the licensing implications for MSDN subscribers.
There are actually three ways to create virtual machines, through the Microsoft Azure Management Portal, Visual Studio and PowerShell.
Let’s start with the Portal approach. You’ll see that the steps to provision a Windows client image do not differ from creating other virtual machines except that you need to be signed in with the Microsoft account that is associated with your active MSDN subscription and use the Azure subscription which you set up using your MSDN Azure benefits. Please find more instructions on how to enable your MSDN Azure benefits here.
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