(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Overview of Azure Cloud Shell

Today's tip...

Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources.  It gives you the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a Bash experience, while Windows users can opt for PowerShell.


  • Browser-based shell experience
  • Choice of preferred shell experience
  • Pre-configured Azure workstation
  • Automatic authentication
  • Connect your Azure File storage

Learn about Cloud Shell storage, updating file shares, and uploading/downloading files.

Learn more about features in Bash in Cloud Shell and PowerShell in Cloud Shell.

Try out these quick start examples for Bash in Cloud Shell and PowerShell in Cloud Shell.

The machine hosting Cloud Shell is free, with a pre-requisite of a mounted Azure file share. Regular storage costs apply.

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