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August 2020

10 Aug

Azure Cloud Shell can now run in an isolated virtual network (public preview)

IN PREVIEW

Cloud Shell now supports virtual networks.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
10 Aug

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now open sourced

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now generally available on GitHub.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools

March 2020

19 Mar

One hundred and one services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity

NOW AVAILABLE

Twenty one new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers

  • Archive Storage
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Cloud Shell
  • Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Dedicated HSM
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Network Watcher
  • Speech services
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services
18 Mar

Azure Cloud Shell now supports additional storage regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cloud Shell now supports additional storage regions.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Regions & Datacenters

December 2019

11 Dec

New Azure PowerShell module is available in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

The new PowerShell module for Azure provides updates to all Azure services and comes with a preview module for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Functions.

  • Cloud Shell
  • SDK and Tools

August 2019

6 Aug

New Tools are now available in Azure Cloud Shell

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cloud Shell has added a number of new tools and capabilities.

  • Cloud Shell
  • CLIs
  • SDK and Tools

October 2018

31 Oct

What’s new for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

NOW AVAILABLE

The new release of PowerShell in Cloud Shell is fast, portable and offers open-source capabilities.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Services

September 2018

24 Sep

PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell is now generally available.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Services

February 2018

3 Feb

OpenSSH now available in PowerShell in Cloud Shell

PowerShell in Cloud Shell now includes the native Win32 OpenSSH client available for Windows and Windows Server for secure remote login, remote file transfer and public/private key pair management.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management
1 Feb

Ansible now available in Bash in Cloud Shell

Ansible, an open-source product that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployments, is now available to use in Bash in Cloud Shell.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management

January 2018

6 Jan

Expanded options for accessing Cloud Shell

Get a modern command-line experience from multiple access points, including the Azure portal, shell.azure.com, the Azure mobile app, Azure docs and the VS Code Azure Account extension.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management

November 2017

20 Nov

General availability: Bash in Azure Cloud Shell

Bash in Azure Cloud Shell is generally available. In addition, PowerShell in Cloud Shell is currently in public preview.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Management

September 2017

26 Sep

PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

IN PREVIEW

PowerShell in Cloud Shell will complement Bash to provide another authenticated, browser-based shell experience hosted in Azure that will streamline your Azure admin experience.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Features

August 2017

23 Aug

Azure Cloud Shell: Generate scripts by using mssql-scripter

Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.

  • Cloud Shell
  • Cloud Services
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services

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