How to RDP into an Azure Cloud Services (classic) VMs

See the image.  First you need to click on Remote Desktop and configure RDP to be enabled and create an account with an expiration.  It’s a good practice to have the account expire sooner than later if you are only going to be doing work for a short period of time.

After creating an account, then you need to click on Overview and select the instance you want to remote into.  You will then get a “Connect” button in the upper right hand corner, which will download a temporary RDP profile for you to use.  Just launch it and it will open up the RDP client and start the connection process.