Azure portal on steroids or, Bash shell in your browser


Last week, during the Build 2017 event lots of announcements were made. Of course, there were big announcements like Azure Cosmos DB. But there was also this small announcement which, in my eyes, will change the way we manage Azure fundamentally.


Right at the keynote, the Azure Cloud Shell was announced and it was available right away.


The last couple of weeks, I have written multiple blogs about the Azure CLI. This is a great tool but running it on your PC locally and connecting it to your Azure subscription was not that easy.


Now it's right there in your browser! Just click on this icon:



Let's look how we can make use of this feature and why it's Azure on steroids!


Here we see the bash shell when started:




We can even execute multiple commands using one batch file:




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Yet another tool, I stick to PowerShell :)

That's allright.


But what about Powershell directly in the portal?


Did you notice the dropdown saying "Powershell (coming soon)"...




it seems you can sign up for a private preview

That would be nice!