Azure VM connect to

Hi

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

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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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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
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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).
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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
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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)
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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