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  1. User-friendly way to get a list of preinstalled tools

    Both, Linux and Windows, Cloud Shell(s) are frequently updated with new preinstalled tools. To get a list of those tools and their versions we need to consult the docs. If would be much easier and efficient to get that info directly in the Cloud Shell session. For example, in PowerShell Cloud Shell, one could run Get-CloudShellTool and get tools' info. Similar command could be added to Linux as well.

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  2. Do not require a storage account

    When you just want to execute some scripts on an environment, you perhaps do not need persistent storage.

    On some environments you don't have the permissions to create a storage account dedicated for this, and have to fallback on your own powershell/bash commandline.

    Make it an (advanced) option to not use storage when launching the shell, lowering the barrier even more to run a one-off command.

    45 votes
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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for this suggestion – we currently plan to continue requiring storage so users can get the best experience possible with persisted state across all the interfaces Cloud Shell is available. Please upvote this if you agree though as we’re always listening to the community!

  3. azure cloud shell

    It is great to see azure cloud shell is preloaded with many compilers such as gcc, java, ruby, go, python, etc. This gives much more flexibility to manage azure. I hope you will continue to add popular programs/compilers or provide option to add or remove them in future. I also like the editor and hopefully you will add more features to this editor.

    1 vote
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  4. Remove or re-configure Azure Cloud Shell

    It is very easy to configure Azuer CLoud Shell. But there is no option to un-configure or re-configure it when you removed the File Share or entire Storage Account. Can't find any documentation about it either.

    6 votes
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  5. Pass a command tp shell

    As authentication is already a pre-requisite, it would be useful to be able to pass a command when launching the shell programmatically

    14 votes
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  6. Tab Completion Shortcut in iOS App

    A Tab completion shortcut in the mobile app (iOS) would be extremely helpful, as iOS devices do not have a "Tab key."
    There are currently shortcuts for Restart and Paste.

    4 votes
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  7. Respect the shell choice in the URL when onboarding new users

    If you navigate to https://shell.azure.com/powershell, and you haven't used Cloud Shell yet, you are brought through an onboarding process that eventually asks you which shell you want to use, Bash or PowerShell. When you specify the shell you want in the URL, users should not have to make that choice, and instead should be onboarded and then brought directly into the shell that the URL was trying to bring them to.

    2 votes
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  8. Allow cloudshells to be whitelisted in network security groups

    We whitelist IP's that are allowed to access privileged services. We'd like to be able to whitelist cloudshells for our staff members.

    42 votes
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  9. ask me if I want PowerShell or Bash when I open the cloudshell

    I want to be asked which cloudshell I want before it opens. I use Bash and PowerShell and go back and forth very often. So I would like the cloud shell to ask me when I start which I want, rather than open it have to change

    2 votes
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  10. Does not work well on ipad pro with keyboard

    Just like in the Monaco based app editor there is no support for the cursor keys on the console window when working with an external keyboard and the ipad. Should be possible to solve because the site http://codeanywhere.com works with cursor keys in the editor.

    7 votes
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  11. VSTS CLI in Cloud Shell

    It would be helpful to have access to VSTS CLI in Bash/PowerShell Cloud Shell. Any plans to add it to a set of preconfigured tools?

    5 votes
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  12. Keyboard shortcuts for Cloud Shell

    Today, if you want to start Cloud Shell or max/min a terminal in the Portal, you need to click on icons. It would be nice to do those tasks from the keyboard.

    6 votes
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  13. Cloud Shell should come with preinstalled Azure Building Blocks npm package

    Both, Bash and PowerShell Cloud Shell have pre-requisites to run Azure Building Blocks. Cloud Shell should come with azbb instead of a user performing the installation steps https://github.com/mspnp/template-building-blocks/wiki/Install-Azure-Building-Blocks-in-Azure-Cloud-Shell

    3 votes
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  14. Add support for running Azure Cloud Shell in secure Azure subscription

    I'm working in a subscription where I only give users the minimum permissions that are necessary. I would like these users to have access to Azure Cloud Shell, but I want to have it pre-configured for them before they even try. For this, I need the following:

    1. An API (and ideally one or more PowerShell cmdlets) that allows for the initial configuration of Cloud Shell to be done automatically for a user before they even try to access Cloud Shell. This would create the resource group if it did not already exist in the subscription, create the storage account,…

    10 votes
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  15. Add safe word/line deletion shortcut support

    Please add support for Ctrl+Backspace(or other browser safe alternative) to delete whole words and another command to clear the whole line.
    (Linux clear line and clear word commands Ctrl+w and Ctrl+u are a no-go in a browser.)

    6 votes
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  16. Update docker-machine version of Cloud Shell for "docker-machine mount" with sshfs to share files between CloudShell and docker container

    Though we have great experience operating docker-machine (device including Azure) from Cloud Shell, we cannot `docker-machine mount` to sync files between Cloud Shell and docker container on docker-machine, due to docker-machine version and lack of sshfs package.
    https://docs.docker.com/machine/reference/mount/

    As we can use VS code on CloudShell, it will be much greater experience for us to `docker-machine mount` and edit files on VS code.
    Please consider enhancing the experience by updating docker-machine version and adopt sshfs package.

    4 votes
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  17. 4 votes
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  19. Tutorial - resource deleted

    During the fundamentals tutorial it came up twice that my temporary group and vm have been deleted (linux). This is unacceptable and frustrates right from the beginning of learning to deal with Azure.

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  20. проблема с вводом пароля

    не работает ввод с клавиатуры в командной строке при задании пароля

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