PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

This is cool!
Such good news for us who like to live in the CLI.

The PowerShell experience will provide the same benefits as the Bash shell in Azure Cloud Shell:

  • Get authenticated shell access to Azure from virtually anywhere.
  • Use common tools and programming languages in a shell that’s updated and maintained by Microsoft.
  • Persist your files across sessions in attached Azure File storage.

Additionally, the PowerShell experience will provide:

  • Azure namespace capability to let you easily discover and navigate all Azure resources.

Namespace navigation using PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

  • Interaction with VMs to enable seamless management into the guest VMs.

VM interaction using PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

  • Extensible model to import additional cmdlets and ability to run any executable.

Built-in tools for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Sign-up today to participate in a limited preview of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell.

PowerShell is already the default shell for Windows 10. Adding PowerShell to Cloud Shell ensures you’ll have access to the most common automation tool for managing Azure resources from virtually anywhere.

We look forward to sharing this awesome new PowerShell experience with you!

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