title: Overview of Azure PowerShell | Microsoft Docs description: An overview of Azure PowerShell with links to installation and configuration. author: sdwheeler ms.author: sewhee manager: carmonm ms.product: azure ms.service: azure-powershell ms.devlang: powershell ms.topic: conceptual ms.manager: carmonm ms.date: 08/31/2017

Overview of Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell provides a set of cmdlets that use the Azure Resource Manager model for managing your Azure resources. You can use it in your browser with Azure Cloud Shell, or you can install it on your local machine and use it in any PowerShell session.

Use the Cloud Shell to run the Azure PowerShell in your browser, or install it on own computer. Then read the Get Started article to begin using it. For information about the latest release, see the release notes.

The following samples can help you learn how to perform common scenarios with Azure PowerShell:

Note

If you have deployments that use the classic deployment model that cannot be converted, you can install the Service Management version of Azure PowerShell. For more information, see Install the Azure PowerShell Service Management module.

Need help with PowerShell?

If you are unfamiliar with PowerShell, you may find an introduction to PowerShell helpful.

You can also watch this video: PowerShell Basics: (Part 1) Getting Started with PowerShell.

Other Azure PowerShell modules