Detailed step by step installation guide
  • Updated on 29 Jul 2020
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Detailed step by step installation guide

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In this article, you’ll learn how to install and deploy Microsoft Community Training platform on your Azure subscription.

Before you begin

1. Create a pay-as-you-go Azure subscription

Create a pay-as-you-go Azure subscription. To learn more about how to create it, refer this article on Azure documentation.

If you have a free trial Azure subscription, please upgrade to a Pay-as-you-go Azure subscription. See the detailed steps here. We currently do not support Microsoft Community Training on free trial Azure subscriptions.

Tips
If you’re a nonprofit organization who wants to use Microsoft Community Training platform, you can apply and avail the Azure grant subject to eligibility. See the detailed steps here.

2. Get the right ownership access

Get the ownership access to your pay-as-you-go Azure subscription. To learn more about how to get access, refer this article on Azure documentation.

3. Create a Google Play Account

Sign up on Google Play console in order to publish your app on the Google Play Store. This is required only if you require mobile app for Microsoft Community Training instance.

Note
This step may be done later after installation.

Steps to deploy platform from Azure Marketplace

  1. Ensure you are completed all the pre-requisites.

  2. Login to Azure portal using your credentials.

  3. In the upper-left corner of the Azure portal, select Create a resource.
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  4. In the Search the Marketplace box, enter Microsoft Community Training.
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  5. From the Results, select Microsoft Community Training.

  6. Select a software plan of your choice from the dropdown: Basic or Standard. Click the Create button that appears next to it.
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  7. On the Create Microsoft Community Training page, the first section is Basics. Enter the values as per the instructions below and click OK.

    • Subscription - Select the subscription that you created when you signed up for a pay-as-you-go account.
    • Resource group - A new resource group name or an existing one from your subscription.
    • Location - Location for the resources of your learning portal.
    • Application Name - Name of your learning portal.
    • Managed Resource Group - Name of resource group for your managed instance.
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  8. The next section is Setup your portal details. Enter values as per the instructions below and click OK.

    • Website Name - The name of your learning portal. For example, if you enter “Contoso”, your learning portal’s website URL will be of the form "https://contoso.azurewebsites.net". You can map the learning portal to a custom domain later.
    • Contact email addresses - The email addresses you want to be contacted on for all information regarding getting started, updates to the platform, latest news etc.
    • Languages - Languages you want to enable on the platform. You can change the default language and add new laguages post deployment.
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  9. The next section is Setup your login type . Select Login type for your training portal. Based on your selection, enter the following values:

    • Select Mobile if you want your learners to login using their mobile number. Enter org admin’s mobile number in the input field . You’ll use it to login for the first time.
    • Select Social Account if you want your learners to login using their Facebook, Microsoft or Google account. Refer to the instructions from social account configuration guide to enter the values requested.
    • Select Work or School Account if you want your learners to login using their work or school account. Refer to the instructions from work or school account configuration guide to enter the values requested.
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  10. Verify the values entered are correct and click OK.

  11. In Summary, check and ensure your details are correct while we perform a basic validation. Click OK to continue.

  12. Click on Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Select all the check boxes to accept the terms and conditions.

  13. Click Create to deploy Microsoft Community Training.

Note
Deployment takes about 20 minutes. Click on the Notification icon on the top-right of toolbar to monitor the deployment process.
  1. Once the deployment is complete and the website is up, refer to the getting started guide to start configuring your learning portal.

  2. To setup a mobile app for your instance, follow the instructions given in the create and publish your Mobile App article.

  3. To setup Teams for your instance , follow the instructions given in the setup Microsoft Teams as learner's endpoint for the platform article.

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