Step by Step How to Enable Azure Cloud Shell in Microsoft Azure


The Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. Azure Cloud Shell can be used from any modern web browser and the Azure Mobile App. It means that you don’t need to install any module on your workstation. You just have to open your web browser, connect to the Azure web portal and use the Cloud Shell.

To use Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell, you’ll need to have an Azure subscription and depending on what resources you use while logged in you may be charged. When you first sign up, you’ll need to have a resource group, storage account and Azure File Share associated with it.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell Support Languages

Language Version
.NET Core 2.0.0
Go 1.9
Java 1.8
Node.js 8.9.4
PowerShell 6.2.0
Python 2.7 and 3.5 (default)

1 – Go to the Azure portal, and click on the portal to anyone by default directly from the Portal via the Icon below:


2 – Once clicked on the Icon you will see a new panel at the bottom of the browser then you can select for Powershell or Bash


3 – Now, you will be prompted to create a storage account in order to associate a new Azure File Share to continue files across sessions then click create storage


4 – Now successfully created for my cloud shell profile. So, At the top of the following screenshot, you can see the details below:


5 – OK, now see we have a terminal which is very similar to a Linux terminal


6 – To discover all available command run the following “AZ help” command


Good luck! Just give it try – I’m sure you’ll love it as well. If you have any comments or questions on feel free to contact me.

This year I am very busy, so couldn’t write the articles but today, I am back to help the techies community.

That’s all for now. 🙂

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