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How to start with Azure Cloud Shell The beginning #Azure #ACS #shell #Storage   1 comment

Microsoft just released the Azure Cloud Shell option in the Azure Portal. here is a quick step by step on how to use this and how to add this with storage explorer when creating a storage account.

Azure CLI 2.0 is optimized for managing and administering Azure resources from the command line, and for building automation scripts that work against the Azure Resource Manager

Azure Cloud Shell


a LRS storage account is created on your behalf with an Azure file share containing a default 5-GB disk image.

This disk image is used to sync and persist your $Home directory. Regular storage costs apply. Three resources will be created on your behalf:

  • Resource Group named: cloud-shell-storage-<region>
  • Storage Account named: cs-uniqueGuid
  • File Share named: cs-<user>-<domain>-com-uniqueGuid



So that’s it. To easy? 

As the default help shows you with  az account list you get a list off your azure subscriptions

Azure Cloud Shell

For selecting the right subscription when creating resources 

  • az account set –subscription "MVP-platforms"

Remember using options use – and not like in powershell –

Now creating a Resource group in the selected Subscription

  • az group create –name clustermvp –location westus


So very handy on quick creating items in the shell, Still I prefer PowerShell but that’s my thing and I see the options of this and It is a nice new feature.

Quick on creating a new storage account and get the right connection

create a new storage account

  • az storage account create  –resource-group clustermvp –location westus –name clustermvp –sku Standard_LRS –kind Storage

Now you need to get the connection string to use

az storage account show-connection-string –resource-group clustermvp –name clustermvp


Copy the connection string for usage in storage explorer or other usage.


Using the connection string in storage explorer



Fully working string.


If you want to know more about the Azure CLI check the docs site on azure CLI



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Posted May 14, 2017 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Azure

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