Prepare standard management workstation that has all the PowerShell modules and other dependencies you may need


Try not to use your regular personal desktop for Azure or Office 365 management. Try to use dedicated and standard virtual workstation for Azure and Office 365 management operations. Keep your modules clean and up to date.

  • Install Azure PowerShell 
  • Install Azure CLI

https://aka.ms/webpi-azps

https://aka.ms/webpi-azure-cli

  • Install Online Services Sign-in Assistant

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41950

  • Install Azure AD module 

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=236297

  • SharePoint Online Management Shell

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588

  • Visual Studio Tools for Azure

https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/azure-tools/

  • Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

http://storageexplorer.com/

NOTE: Don’t forget to update your PowerShell modules regularly.

You will want to ensure that you have the latest PowerShell modules installed every time you run cloud operations.  This can be done by opening up a new Powershell window and typing:

Update-Module -Name * -Force -Verbose

This will update all the loaded modules from the PowerShell GalleryAlternatively you can use Web Platform Installer to update the modules.


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