Connect To Azure Cloud Shell from Windows Terminal

Azure Cloud Shell is a highly scalable, interactive environment for managing your Azure resources. It provides Kubernetes clusters, Docker environments and an open-source bash shell.

Azure Cloud Shell is available in all regions on Microsoft’s public cloud platform with support for standard user accounts. A single Cloud Shell session can be shared between multiple users.

Azure Cloud Shell Cost

Cloud Shell is a Free, interactive desktop in the cloud that enables you to run Linux Bash and Windows PowerShell commands against Azure services. The only cost associated with cloud shell is the storage used by the Cloud Shell image.

Windows Terminal

The Windows Console is a contemporary terminal software for those who like command-line utilities and shells such as Command Prompt, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). It includes multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and the ability to design your own themes and change the text. You can download Windows Terminal from the Windows store.

Connect to Cloud Shell

To connect to Cloud Shell from Windows Terminal, Open the terminal, click the + sign and select Azure Cloud Shell.

In the auth screen, you will be asked to select which account you would like to use to connect to Azure.

Once you finish the authentication part you can use the Azure Cloud Shell directory from the Windows terminal and use more than 50 tools that are available and install them on Cloud shell.