Azure Tips and Tricks Part 69 - Access and embed Azure Cloud Shell Anywhere

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Most folks aren’t aware of how powerful the Azure platform really is. As I’ve been presenting topics on Azure, I’ve had many people say, “How did you do that?” So I’ll be documenting my tips and tricks for Azure in these posts.

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Access and embed Azure Cloud Shell Anywhere

I’ve discussed at great lengths many aspects of Azure Cloud Shell. Some of my recent posts include :

Today, I’d like to discuss the new functionality with Azure Cloud Shell, which allows you to spin up a shell in your browser by simply going to

Keep in mind that this is the same Cloud Shell you know and love, it is just easily accessible anywhere you have a browser.

Jump to the PowerShell or BASH instance

You can also specify which instance of Cloud Shell you wish to launch (ex. PowerShell or BASH) by modifying the URL.

Embed Cloud Shell

According to the docs, you can easily embed this into Markdown or a Pop-up.

For instance, this button Launch Cloud Shell was created using the Markdown the docs team provided. They also have a sample for a pop-up.

Very cool!

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