Microsoft Azure Portal

Microsoft Azure Portal

Microsoft Azure Portal provides a centralized platform that makes managing applications to match your work style easier, with various features designed to increase productivity.

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Customizable User Interface

Customizing the Microsoft Azure Portal enables users to tailor it specifically to their individual needs, offering a customized workspace tailored specifically for each of them. They can choose which directory will appear when they sign in, select their home page and pin services directly onto their dashboards. In addition, their home page features shortcuts for popular Azure services as well as recently used resources, tools and documentation links and allows them to keep an eye on usage expenses and expenses associated with Azure usage.

To change a setting, click the menu button in the upper-right corner and choose Edit Settings from the drop-down list. Here, you can customize any section. Additionally, download your selected settings by clicking Export settings icon located at top right of pane in top-right corner – later importing this.json file back can help reset preferences or meet GDPR compliance obligations.

Customize the appearance of your portal by changing its theme and color schemes, as well as adding high-contrast themes for people with visual impairments to make reading the portal easier. Furthermore, you have control over whether to display its menu as flyout or docked mode, with the latter option offering more working space.

Dependent upon your role, you can set an idle timeout policy which expires after a set amount of inactivity across all users of the portal. To configure this setting, choose Enable directory-level idle timeout in Azure Portal’s left sidebar menu item and set either Hours or Minutes as the duration.

Your global settings allow you to define a default language and regional format for dates and currency displayed on the portal, including how dates and currency appear in search bars and the like. Our portal supports 18 additional languages outside English such as Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German Japanese Russian. Changing this setting does not affect content on Azure portal but simply controls which language displays in search bars; regional settings only impact text displayed within portal; documents or videos opened up separately will always use your browser settings instead.

Personalized Dashboards

Personal dashboards offer users a centralized and organized view of their cloud resources, making them ideal for projects and tasks such as monitoring Azure virtual machines (VMs) or runbooks, or sharing with other users by publishing in sharing mode. Creating custom dashboards through Azure Portal is an easy process; for instance if you wish to make one for your VMs you can follow these steps:

Customize the look of a dashboard by adding tiles that display information about resources being monitored. The Tile Gallery offers various options, including clocks in multiple time zones, markdown files with personal notes and logs, live graphs of detailed telemetry metrics or metrics and the edit button which enables you to add new tiles while also resizing, moving or removing existing ones.

Create an additional blade for the dashboard you are customizing by creating an additional blade in its menu and assigning only those resources you choose as its focus. From there, select this new blade from the dashboard menu and change its name as necessary; additionally you may create multiple dashboards simultaneously so you can choose which one to view at any given moment.

To access the dashboard blade in Azure Portal, click on the menu icon in the top-left corner and select Dashboard. This will bring up a browser window containing your dashboard; enter its name here before saving your changes by clicking Save.

Once your dashboard has been saved, to share it with other users you simply click the Share button in its dashboard blade. This opens it in sharing mode so you can assign built-in Azure RBAC roles to groups or individuals; even more specifically, assign one that enables access even though subscription-level permissions would otherwise prohibit this action.

Create your dashboard using either the graphical user interface, or programmatically using JSON. JSON contains metadata about its parts such as their position, size and resource allocation; its representation can then be used in scripts, programs and deployment tools for easy creation and deployment.


Microsoft Azure provides many security features to safeguard your data, applications and other resources. These features include multi-factor authentication which verifies users and limits their access to specific content, as well as risk assessment tools which help identify any potential threats or concerns and develop solutions.

Microsoft Azure stands out as a leader when it comes to its ability to ensure logical isolation between applications and services, through role-based access control granular role-based access control, which isolates management users from end users of cloud apps – this prevents one breach affecting all your cloud apps as is often the case when privileged accounts become compromised.

Microsoft Azure takes security seriously by using various technologies to ensure all resources are backed up and secure, such as replication, logging, encryption and redundancy. This enables you to restore data even after experiencing a catastrophic event such as natural disaster or cyber attack.

Microsoft Azure stands out in its ability to safeguard applications against attacks at the application layer through encryption, an all-encompassing security design philosophy starting at the very start of development, as well as comprehensive monitoring and management capabilities, including protection from SQL Injection attacks and Cross Site Scripting attacks, DDoS protection through providing scalable infrastructure, as well as monitoring capabilities designed specifically to detect these types of threats.

Microsoft Azure security also ensures compliance with industry regulations and local laws through auditing, role-based access control, and the ability to limit user access. Furthermore, Azure helps protect data both at rest and in transit through file-level encryption as well as memory-level protection.

Microsoft Azure stands out as an ideal solution for organizations with stringent regulatory requirements, such as FINRA, HIPAA, SOX and PCI DSS certifications. Furthermore, its compliance-as-a-service options can be customized to fit the unique requirements of an organization.


Microsoft Azure Portal is a cloud-based platform designed to make scaling your applications simpler. With one central hub for building, managing, and monitoring everything from simple web apps to complex cloud apps – as well as providing services like compute storage database web apps along with Azure Cloud Shell command-line utility – Microsoft Azure Portal simplifies scaling.

Scalability is essential to any application as it allows it to respond swiftly and smoothly to unexpected increases in traffic and user activity, helping your business avoid costly infrastructure investments and remain running even during periods of peak customer activity. Furthermore, cloud-based platforms enable quick scaling up/down without incurring extra costs compared to traditional hardware systems.

Azure offers you highly flexible scalability features, enabling you to quickly expand or decrease the resources your application uses at any given time. You can change instances or memory and CPU core requirements according to your needs – with dynamic scalability supporting dynamic workload changes for optimal efficiency – saving money by only paying for services used.

Scaling allows you to increase the processing speed and network performance, enabling it to handle more data without incurring unnecessary hardware expenses or risking network downtime or security breaches. Furthermore, Microsoft cloud services offer lower total cost of ownership compared with on-premise infrastructure.

Additionally, as your company expands you can add features to your Azure subscription as needed. Plus, get $200 credit to try it for free for 30 days to help get started with Azure! This offer is great way to jump start the experience.

Azure Portal also makes use of automation scripts, allowing you to generate scripts for each resource that you deploy – be it resource groups, applications or SQL databases – making deployment faster and giving more flexibility within an organization. These scripts can be created for any type of resource and customized based on specific needs or even created as your own custom templates if necessary.

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