How to install Microsoft Azure PowerShell

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In this Tutorial we are going over the process to install Microsoft Azure PowerShell and we can use the same procedure to update several other components related to Microsoft Azure using Microsoft web Platform Installer 5.0.

Solution


The first step is to visit the following website http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx, and then click on Free Download. That will download an small installation package that will allow us to maintain several components including Microsoft Azure.

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After installing the product, we can find it by typing Web Platform Installer or finding the icon of the product.

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When opened, the Web Platform Installer 5.0 will have 3 tabs, where Spotlight is the first one with several components that the administrator can choose from. Let’s click on Add for the Microsoft Azure PowerShell.

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We can select as many as we want, but in this Tutorial the focus is to get the Microsoft Azure PowerShell, after making the selections, we can continue clicking on Install.

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In the new window, check the size of the installation for the feature selected and click on I accept.

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Time for a coffee! The process may take a while depending on our previous selection.

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At the end we are going to have a summary of all components installed as part of the process, click on Finish.

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We can always go back to Web Platform Installer to check the version installed of any component. Click on Microsoft Azure PowerShell in the new page we will be able to check the version (in this Tutorial is 0.8.10.1) and the release date.

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Now we can type Azure and we will have Microsoft Azure PowerShell available on the list, click on it and from there we can authenticate and manage all Microsoft Azure Services through PowerShell.

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Conclusion


In this Tutorial we demonstrated the simple steps to install Microsoft Azure PowerShell using Web Platform Installer. In the upcoming Tutorials we are going through the process to connect to Microsoft Azure and several other tasks.

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian Exchange Server MVP and MCSM (Solutions Master) and he contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor at MSExchange.org, ITPROCentral.com and AndersonPatricio.org (Portuguese).