If you are managing a Hybrid Cloud environment, you can now get a new Azure Cloud Shell extension in Windows Admin Center. Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, authenticated, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It provides the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work, either Bash or PowerShell. We are able to use Cloud Shell directly from theAzure portal,shell.azure.com, in Visual Studio Code, in the newWindows Terminal,or even in theAzure mobile app. Now with the new solution/extension, administrators can also run Cloud Shell directly within WAC.
How to run Azure Cloud Shell in Windows Admin Center
First, you will need to enable and install the new Azure Cloud Shell solution. For that openWindows Admin Center, go toSettingsand in the menu click onExtensions.
Under available extensions, you will find the newAzure Cloud Shell (Preview)extension. Click onInstall, the WAC portal will refresh automatically.
After the page has refreshed, the Cloud Shell option will show up in the top menu.
Start Cloud Shell in Windows Admin Center
If you start Azure Cloud Shell for the first time, you will need to login to Azure.
After that, you can run the PowerShell or Bash experience, depending on what you prefer. You also have access to theclouddrivewhich comes with Cloud Shell.
Azure Cloud Shell in Windows Admin Center
In that, you can run tools like theAzure CLI,Azure PowerShelland much more. If you want to learn more about Azure Cloud Shell, check out my blog post,Mastering Azure with Cloud Shell. Windows Admin Center is a free download to use with your Windows Servers, you can download Windows Admin Centerhere. If you want to know more about the Hybrid capabilities, check out my blog post onITOpsTalk.com.
I hope this gives you an overview of how you can run Azure Cloud Shell in Windows Admin Center. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.