Use the Azure Portal Desktop App

Using the Azure Portal Desktop Application helps speed things up, as it's loading a lot faster than the web UI. Check it out!

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren

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. 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 exceptionally responsive:

Azure Portal Desktop Application, using the Search bar

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

Edit: Side-note on how I found this:

Visiting the 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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