With the release of the new Microsoft Azure Portal there one cool feature that Microsoft haven’t migrated yet from the portal to the new and it’s the ability to use the GUI to create a new Virtual Machine from existing Image (.VHD).
Using the below github json template you could deploy an existing image In a few clicks.
To start open on the link below:
Click on the Deploy to Azure
In the menu paste the Image .VHD URL, Select the VM type, Set the VM Size, select region and accept legal term
Click create and you are done