Microsoft has published a desktop client to access your Azure portal.

In the beginning, I thought to myself that this would be an app that only loads the web UI. However, after using it for a couple of days, it proved to be delivering much better response time for loading UI and blades than the Web-based portal. This app includes also the Azure shell.

This App still in preview and it’s available for download through the link below:

The download and setup process is so easy, click on download the Azure portal app and then follow the instructions.

Finally, log in to your Microsoft account.

Here’s a screenshot of the main interface

and another screenshot for the azure shell.

Till now, I haven’t noticed any bugs but feel free to add any comments in case you faced some issues so that we can report them to Microsoft. 🙂