There are a couple of ways you can get access to Azure services. You might get it from work or with BizSpark program. However, if you want to get it for free, just go to Azure website and start a trial.
After couple of minutes of configuration you will have full functional Azure environment with vast variety of options, overwhelming at first. Feel free to browse and explore what you can do with it. In the next blog posts I’ll try to bring up closer some of the options.