HDInsight Tools for VSCode supports Azure environments worldwide

Posted on 5 December, 2017

Principal Program Manager, Big Data Team

To better serve HDInsight customers worldwide, HDInsight Tools for VSCode now can be connected to all the Azure environments which host HDInsight services. This includes Azure government and regional clouds used by customers with specific compliance and data sovereignty requirements. Developers can easily switch across different Azure environments through the Set Azure Environment command in the VSCode command palette. This feature is especially useful for Hive and Spark developers who would like to have an editor with easy data query or job submission for Azure government and regional environments but found it difficult. With this new capability we help those customers by providing fast and simple access to HDInsight Tools for VSCode and connecting to Azure environments in just a click.

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As documented in our previous communications, HDInsight Tools for VSCode supports Hive Interactive Query, Hive Batch, PySpark Interactive and PySpark Batch. It is light-weight, cross-platform and greatly improves the development experience on HDInsight. Please refer to blogs below for our recent announcements:

How to install or update

First, install Visual Studio Code and download Mono 4.2.x (for Linux and Mac). Then get the latest HDInsight Tools by going to the VSCode Extension repository or the VSCode Marketplace and searching “HDInsight Tools for VSCode”.

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For more information about HDInsight Tools for VSCode, please use the following resources:

Learn more about today’s announcements on the Azure blog and Big Data blog. Discover more on the Azure service updates page.

If you have questions, feedback, comments, or bug reports, please use the comments below or send a note to hdivstool@microsoft.com.