The following are Windows Azure support prerequisites:
- Azure Platform account. You can start with a free trial at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/free/ for details on setting up an Azure Platform account.
- SQL Azure server (for PaaS only). See Getting Started with SQL Azure Database using the Windows Azure Management Portal at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-get-started-portal for details on setting up and accessing SQL Azure databases.
- Azure storage account (for PaaS only). See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/ for details on how to set up an Azure storage account. You need to create a version one (Classic) storage account.
- Windows Azure support for Visual Studio. This software is known by various names, such as Windows Azure Tools, Windows Azure SDK, or Azure Development
Workload. This SDK is required on any system that deploys Enterprise Server for .NET roles to Azure.
- For Visual Studio 2017, use the Visual Studio Installer to add the Azure Development workload to Visual Studio.
- For earlier versions of Visual Studio, download the Azure SDK from Microsoft. At the time of writing, they can be found at
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/. To avoid the complexity of deciding what bits to install, Micro Focus recommends using the “one click install” link, if one is available.