Select a Region where you want to launch the VM(such as East US)
Optionally change the number of cores and amount of memory.
Select the Authentication type as Password and enter Username as ubuntu and Password for the VM
Optionally change the OS disk type.
Optionally change the network and subnetwork names.Be sure that whichever network you specify has ports 22 (for ssh) and 3389 (for RDP) exposed.
Optionally go to the Management, Advanced and Tags tabs for any advance settings you want for the VM.
Click on Review + create and then click on Create when you are done.
Virtual Machine will begin deploying.
A summary page displays when the virtual machine is successfully created. Click on the Go to resource link to to go to the resource page.
It will open an overview page of virtual machine.
In the left pane,scroll down to Support + troubleshooting and click on Reset password.
Enter 'Username' as 'ubuntu' and 'Password' of your choice. Click Update
Now the password for ubuntu user is set, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local windows machine using RDP protocol.
To connect using RDP, first note the public IP address of the VM from VM details page as highlighted below
Then From you local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection".
In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, copy the public IP address and click connect
This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide the username (e.g "ubuntu") and the password set in the above "Reset password" step to authenticate. Click OK
Now you are connected to the out of box Desktop Linux environment.