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Microsoft today at the Build developer conference announced new Azure Cloud Shell. The new Azure Shell will complement the IDE and the Azure Portal. The Cloud Shell offers an authenticated, browser based shell experience hosted in Azure and which will be accessible from anywhere.

Azure which is a cloud based service will take care of updating Cloud Shell with commonly used command line tools and support for multiple popular programming languages. Each Cloud Shell provides a ready to use environment which is automatically synced to a Home directory which is alternatively stored in Azure to enable persisting files.

Apart from announcing the Azure Cloud Shell Microsoft also revealed Azure Mobile apps are now available for iOS and Android which will come with support for new Azure Cloud Shell. The company also announced that it is currently working on a UWP Azure app for Windows 10 devices and should be available sooner than later.

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