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Expanded options for accessing Cloud Shell



Get a modern command-line experience from multiple access points, including [the Azure portal](, [](, [the Azure mobile app](, Azure docs (for example, [Azure CLI 2.0]( and [the VS Code Azure Account extension]( ## Easy access with a dedicated URL Azure Cloud Shell enables you to work productively with a modern command-line experience from any web browser with an authenticated, browser-based shell experience. To simplify and expedite access, we’ve created, a standalone Cloud Shell experience with a dedicated URL. You can also specify your preferred shell environment in the URL: * * ## Embed Cloud Shell access into your content Enhance your project readme files, documentation and blog posts by embedding the **Launch Cloud Shell** button. This button enables users to run projects, test commands and follow tutorials by using the authenticated, pre-configured Cloud Shell environment in a dedicated browser window. > [![]( ]( "Launch Cloud Shell") **Markdown:** \[!\[Launch Cloud Shell\]( "Launch Cloud Shell")\]( **HTML:** <a style="cursor:pointer" onclick='"", "\_blank", "toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,menubar=no,location=no,status=no")'><image src="" /></a> For more information, see [Embed Azure Cloud Shell]( ## VS Code integration You can now access Cloud Shell as a terminal from within VS Code by installing the Azure Account extension. > [![azure-cloud-shell-in-vs-code-lg]( "azure-cloud-shell-in-vs-code-lg")]( To get started: 1. Update VS Code to 1.18 or later. 2. Install the Azure Account extension. 3. Restart VS Code. 4. Log in with **Azure: Sign In**. 5. Launch with **Azure: Open Bash in Cloud Shell** or **Azure: Open PowerShell in Cloud Shell**. To learn more about the extension and available commands, see [Azure Account extension in the Visual Studio Marketplace]( * Cloud Shell * Management * [ Cloud Shell](