Back in May this year we announced the public preview of Azure Cloud Shell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, Azure Cloud Shell gives you a new way to manage your resources in the Cloud. It’s a browser-based shell experience, which means it’s accessible from virtually anywhere. It authenticates with your Azure account so you can remotely access your Azure resources and even attaches to your Azure File Storage so you can always have your stored scripts at your fingertips, no matter which machine you use. This allows you to manage on-the-go from any browser or even the Azure Mobile App.
Today’s Microsoft Mechanics demonstrates how within your browser you can use BASH or PowerShell (currently in private preview) to troubleshoot or automate your most common management tasks.