Linux is certainly a first-class workload on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and it's super-easy to get started with Linux + Azure to build a highly available and scalable solution in just a few minutes.
To help jump-start your skills on the steps for building Linux server solutions with Azure, I've prepared a Quick Start Guide that you can download, follow, and share with others in your community …
Building Linux Servers on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
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Looking for more Linux images?
After you've stepped through this guide, be sure to check out our VMDepot repository containing hundreds of other pre-built Linux virtual machine images that you can quickly provision on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.