Azure VM connect to


I have just connected to my Azure VM for the first time and see the screen shown in the image below.
I am not sure what the relevance of the list is. Must I go through it? Where can I find tutorials on doing this?
I'm not sure where to start

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
No, you don't have to go through any or all of the steps provided.  They are just suggestions. I normally just hide it. 2018-08-30_15-23-28.pngEvery new user will be presented with this screen

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Michael B. SmithExchange & Active Directory ExpertCommented:
I think the real question is - why did you create an Azure VM and what do you want to do with it?

You MAY need to do some of those things (but certainly not all).
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
My client's on premise servers were full of viruses and "hacked according to them. I am setting up the Azure VM as a replacement. They just run Pastel on their server
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I have no idea what pastel is other than something to draw with.

You have no experience with Windows Server newer than S2K8R2.  What makes you think that a Server in the cloud will not also become infected as the on-premises ones are? What roles are on the on-premises server(s)
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.