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Azure Portal Tips & Tricks – 01. Themes

Azure Portal Tips & Tricks is a series of short videos where I am showing various features of the Azure Portal and how you can take advantage of them to be more productive.

In the first video I am showing how you can change the themes.

You can follow the series by subscribing to my channel or going directly to Azure Portal Tips & Tricks playlist:

If you have any suggestions or questions about the Azure Portal, or there is something in particular that you would like to see in this series, tweet me at @JakubJedryszek or leave a comment.


.NET Rocks Podcast: Building the Azure Portal

.NET Rocks

I work on the new Azure Portal for almost two years now. Two months ago I gave a talk about this largest SPA in the World at NDC London.

In addition to my talk, I also gave an interview for .NET Rocks Podcast – Building the Azure Portal – where together with Carl and Richard we chat about different aspects of building, managing, and using this sophisticated web app:

Enjoy!


New Go To shortcuts at Azure Portal

A few weeks ago, when pushing towards the new Azure Portal version 1.0 (aka GA at Microsoft), we added new shortcuts that can be activated with G+[key].

We also changed/updated the old shortcuts that you can find in my previous posts: 1, 2.

The full list of shortcuts is available on pressing key:

Azure Portal - keyboard shortcuts

You may notice that we change shortcut for opening dashboard from H to D. However, H will still work. We didn’t want to take it away from people who already learned it, and got used to that. The same with New (formerly Create): the new shortcut N will work together with C.

BTW: If there is some keyboard, or focus related issue on the portal that is bothering you let me know!


More keyboard shortcuts and better focus management on the Azure Portal

Two months ago I blogged about keyboard shortcuts on the Azure Portal. We added more shortcuts recently. Now, you can look them up by pressing ? on the Portal.

Azure Portal Keyboard Shorctuts

In addition to that, we improved focus management. Now, you can use portal without a mouse.

Azure Portal with keyboard

Check other improvements we have done recently on Azure Preview Portal Improvements (April update) from Leon Welicki.

 


Hidden feature of the Azure Portal: keyboard shortcuts

keyboard

Last week, we released a new version of the Azure Portal (v5.0). There is a lot of improvements in the portal, but I would like to focus on particular one: the keyboard shortcuts. Check it out!

Hubs (left menu) shortcuts:

H – show startboard

N – open Notifications hub

A – open Active journeys hub [journey is the currently opened group of blades; blade is card/tab/subpage that contains some group of tiles, e.g. website properties or analytics]

/ – open Browse/Search hub

B – open Billing hub

C – open Create/New hub

Azure Portal keyboard shortcuts: hubs

Changing focus between blades shortcuts:

J – move focus to previous blade

K – move focus to next blade

F – move focus to first blade

L – move focus to last blade

Azure Portal keyboard shortcuts: blade focus

This is one of the first steps to make portal usable only with keyboard. Currently we are working on focus management (to have focus placed/restored on expected/useful items). We are planning to add more shortcuts, and keyboard shortcuts legend (available by pressing ‘?’).

What do you think? Are you using keyboard shortcuts on other websites?