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What's new for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Published date: October 31, 2018

PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell is now available and adds performance improvements and features to PowerShell:

  1. The PowerShell startup experience is now on par with Bash.
  2. PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell offers a consistent tooling experience, since Cloud Shell runs on a Linux Container that uses PowerShell Core.
  3. PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell is portable and equipped with tools such as Azure PowerShell, git, and common text editors. At the same time, user settings can persist across sessions for increased productivity. 
  4. Four new Azure virtual machine remoting cmdlets enable interactive connectivity to an individual or many machines for automated tasks that use PowerShell remoting.

Gain quick PowerShell access from a variety of locations, such as the Azure DocsVisual Studio Code, and the Azure Mobile App.


  • Cloud Shell
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