The other day for some strange reason I opened up Internet explorer and navigated to the Azure Portal. I was then greeted with this message.
Of course I click download! This downloaded an Azure Portal Installer. Once installed I was greeted by a new application with a login screen to Azure.
After logging in I was presented with the Azure Portal. It seems that this app is a fully featured application and you even get toast notifications in windows from it.
To open the new Azure Portal application you can click on start and search for Azure Portal. You can even pin the application to the start menu or task bar.
With version 1.0.19 you can now run multiple instances of the application under different profiles. To do this you will need to create a new shortcut and use the –userData command line argument to specify the user profile you would like to use.
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AzurePortal\Production\MicrosoftAzurePortal.exe --userData pixelrobots
I believe this application was created for the companies that are forced to still use Internet Explorer and need to also be able to manage Azure. Perhaps we will be getting an Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Portal soon. Only time will tell.
If you are using this application let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on twitter.