Using PowerShell on Azure Cloud Shell

On the past May 10th, during the keynote of the Microsoft Build 2017 Conference in Seattle (WA), Microsoft announce the Azure Cloud Shell (see post here). Although on the May 4th when I enter at the Azure Portal I saw already the Azure Cloud Shell. Since that day, I was eager to start playing with Azure Cloud Shell, specially using PowerShell.

But it’s not yet available (at least for me). So, if you are like me, and follow the news and all the blogs related, at the Azure Blog they are giving a sneak peak of the power of the PowerShell on Azure Cloud Shell (see the post here).

On the blog post, they said the PowerShell experience will be the same as the Bash experience, where you will:

  • 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 File storage.

Additionally, the PowerShell experience will provide:

  • Azure namespace capability to let you easily discover and navigate all Azure resources.
  • Interaction with VMs to enable seamless management into the guest VMs.
  • Extensible model to import additional cmdlets and ability to run any executable.

But, on the bottom of that post there the magic gate to have access to this wonderful and Powerful world of using PowerShell on Azure Cloud Shell. So, if you want (like me), to start using Azure Cloud Shell, Sign-up here to participate in a limited preview of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell.


Marcos Nogueira
Twitter: @mdnoga

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents. Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

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