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Streamline Azure administration with a browser-based shell

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.


Cloud Shell billing is based only on the Azure Files share used to persist your data. Your total cost depends on how much you store, the volume and type of storage transactions and outbound data transfers, and which data redundancy option you choose. See how they compare in the "Data Redundancy Options" section. By default, Azure Cloud Shell creates a locally-redundant storage (LRS) account on your behalf with an Azure Files share. For Bash, this share will also contain a 5-GB disk image.

For more information, see Azure Files Pricing.

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  • Yes. Unmounting your Azure Files share from Cloud Shell does not delete the underlying resources and you will continue to incur costs until you delete them.

  • Cloud Shell creates three resources on your behalf in the supported region that’s nearest to you:

    • Resource group: cloud-shell-storage-<region>
    • Storage account: cs<uniqueGuid>
    • File share: cs-<user>-<domain>-com-<uniqueGuid>
  • Yes. If you use both Bash and PowerShell (now in Preview), Cloud Shell attaches the same Azure Files share.

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