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If you’re like me, you may have ignored the Azure CLI, since I had invested a fair amount of time in learning the Azure PowerShell commandlets, and there didn’t seem to be much benefit in learning another command line approach.

But I gave it a try a while back, and was really impressed. It’s got a very simple, easily discoverable syntax, and it has the benefit of being cross platform. Another great thing about it is that there is an Azure CLI console built right into the Azure Portal, so you don’t even have to install it to give it a try.

In this short video I show the basics of using it both from the command line and the Azure portal.

Want to learn more about the Azure CLI? Be sure to check out my Pluralsight course Azure CLI: Getting Started.