Your Microsoft-managed admin machine in Azure, for Azure
- 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 Files
Shell access from virtually anywhere
Connect to Azure using an authenticated, browser-based shell experience that’s hosted in the cloud and accessible from virtually anywhere. Azure Cloud Shell is assigned per unique user account and automatically authenticated with each session. Get a modern command-line experience from multiple access points, including the Azure portal, shell.azure.com, Azure mobile app, Azure docs (e.g., Azure CLI 2.0), and VS Code Azure Account extension.
Choose your preferred shell experience
Azure Cloud Shell gives you the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a Bash experience, while Windows users can opt for PowerShell (now in Preview).
Common tools and programming languages included
Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Cloud Shell, which comes equipped with commonly used CLI tools, including Linux shell interpreters, PowerShell modules, Azure tools, text editors, source control, build tools, container tools, database tools and more. Cloud Shell also includes language support for several popular programming languages, such as Node.js, .NET and Python.
Persist your files in attached cloud storage
Cloud Shell attaches an Azure Files share to persist your data. On first use, Cloud Shell will prompt you to create a file share in Azure Files (or attach an existing one) to persist your data across sessions, and Cloud Shell will automatically re-attach it for subsequent sessions.
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