Use the Azure Portal Desktop App

Use the Azure Portal Desktop App

Recently I tried out the Azure Portal's Desktop App, available for download here:

Initially I thought to myself that this would be a strange thing to use, as it seems to only load the web UI inside the app anyway. However, after using it for a couple of days continuously, it has proven to be delivering a lot better response times for loading all the UI and blades than the Browser-based Portal.

Azure Portal Desktop Application

You get pretty much the full experience, including the Azure Shell:

Azure Shell in the Azure Portal Desktop Application

And my other favorite feature is the search, which is extremely responsive:

Azure Portal Desktop Application, using the Search bar

That's it, just a short tip - enjoy.

Edit: Side-note on how I found this:

Visiting the https://preview.portal.azure.com portal with IE gives you the option to download this app instead of using the somewhat limited/broken functionality of IE.

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About Tobias Zimmergren

Hi, I'm Tobias. I plan, architect and develop software and distributed cloud services. Nice to meet you!

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