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Click on "Get a new email address".
Enter an username and password and press the Next button.
Navigate to https://www.visualstudio.com/dev-essentials/ and press the "Join and access now >" button.
Enter you Microsoft account email address.
Login to your Microsoft account.
Enter Your Name, what country your from and your email address and then press the "Continue" button.
Accept your Dev Essential Benefits by pressing the "Accept" button.
Press the "Confirm" button
Click on the Visual Studio Team Services "Get Started" lin.
Once the service is activated close the windows and return to the Visual Studio Dev Essential page and click on on Activate Azure.
Azure starting up.
Enter Phone information and verify.
Enter your payment information and press the "Next" button.
Agree to the subscription and press the "Sign up" button.
Wiat for the setup process to complete. It may take up to 5-10 minutes.
Azure is setup and ready. Return to the Visual Studio Dev Essential page and click on on "Get Code" for Xamarin University Training.
Click on Activate.
Enter your account information.
The Xamarin account is now setup and ready. Take advantage of the other bennifits by clicking on their links.