Today we're excited to announce Azure Cosmos DB Explorer, a full screen standalone web-based version of the Data Explorer many of you already use in Azure Portal for Cosmos DB.
With Cosmos DB Explorer you can:
- Take advantage of the full screen real estate for your queries and results.
- Access your database account and collections with a connection string, without needing access to the Azure subscription or portal.
- Share query results with authorized peers who do not have Azure portal access.
- Work with Cosmos DB data without having to download any desktop tools locally.
From Azure Portal, you can open your account in Cosmos DB Explorer by clicking on the Open Full Screen button in Data Explorer blade.
In the drop-down dialog you can choose the type of access you'd like to open the account with and click Open, “read & write” is default. You can also copy the Cosmos DB Explorer link and share with your colleagues, for example if you want to share read-only results of a query with teammates who don't have access to Azure Portal.
When you open Cosmos DB Explorer this way, the access will expire in few hours for security reasons. After which you need to re-connect using a valid Cosmos DB connection string to the account.
You can also open Cosmos DB Explorer directly and supply a connection string to your Cosmos DB account.
Try Cosmos DB Explorer out and let us know what you think! You can try out Azure Cosmos DB for free, you don’t even need an Azure subscription. If you need any help or have questions or feedback, please reach out to us through email@example.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest Azure #CosmosDB news and features by following us on Twitter @AzureCosmosDB. We are really excited to see what you will build with Azure Cosmos DB!