Azure portal on steroids or, Bash shell in your browser

Last week, during the Build 2017 event lots of announcements were made. Of course, there were big announcements like Azure Cosmos DB. But there was also this small announcement which, in my eyes, will change the way we manage Azure fundamentally.

Right in the keynote, the Azure Cloud Shell was announced and it was available right away.

The last couple of weeks, I have written multiple blogs about the Azure CLI. This is a great tool but running it on your PC locally and connecting it to your Azure subscription was not that easy. Now it’s right there in your browser! Just click on this icon:

Let’s look how we can make use of this feature and why it’s Azure on steroids!

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Do not reuse names of deleted Azure Resources

Today I noticed some strange behaviour in the Azure Portal. Of course, it was me to blame 🙂

I was playing around with the usual suspects like IoT Hub, StreamAnalytics, EventHubs, PowerBI, etc.

For some (still unknown) reason, I suddenly did not receive any input from the IoT Hub in StreamAnalytics anymore. I was tampering with registered devices, sending different JSON messages from difference devices using the same identification, who knows.

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