A couple of pointers to get you started with the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

Download

You can download the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview here:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/try/?v=try

Hardware requirements

Before you start the installation, make sure your server complies with the hardware requirements for the TP. The detailed requirements can be found here :

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/12/21/microsoft-azure-stack-hardware-requirements.aspx (take special note of the storage requirements)

Questions

If you have any questions related to the Technical Preview you can post them in this forum:

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/home?forum=azurestack

Azure Resource Manager templates

After the installation you can test deployments with Azure Resource Manager templates. There is a huge community contributing to templates on GitHub. There are two GitHub repositories that are useful to start with.

Feedback

When you are working with the Microsoft Azure Stack TP, you can run into things that you believe can be improved. You might be missing certain features or resource providers. Microsoft is very interested in hearing your feedback. You can directly submit your feedback to the Product Group on the User voice.

https://feedback.azure.com/forums/344565-azure-stack

Based on my personal experience I can ensure you that the Product Group prioritizes their development efforts based on your feedback on user voice. I encourage you to have a look. I know I’m definitely going to use it.

Enjoy your journey with Microsoft Azure Stack. You’re life will never be the same without it :)