Office 365 – Cloud Shell is now also available on Office 365 Administration portal

You may be already aware of Cloud Shell, a feature introduced with Azure allowing you to run PowerShell commands directly from the web browser (, which then has been extended to allow you to also connect to Exchange Online.

Well, now it is the turn of Office 365 as Cloud Shell just makes his appearance in the Office 365 administration portal (

To be able to get and use Office 365 Cloud Shell you need to have turn on the new admin center


Then you will see the Cloud Shell option at the top bar (just left to your admin account)


From there you can then use any Azure or Exchange Online PowerShell; I’m sure the Office 365 ones (and maybe SharePoint Online and Teams) will come in a near future.


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies