Download Visual Studio Code

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Install the Azure Tools Extension Pack

The Azure Tools Extension Pack contains extensions for working with Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, and Azure Virtual Machines all in one convenient package.

To install the extension from Visual Studio Code:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+X to open the Extensions window.
  2. Search for the Azure Tools extension.
  3. Select the Install button.

Screenshot of the Visual Studio Code showing extensions panel searching for the Azure Tools extension pack

To learn more about installing extensions in Visual Studio Code, refer to the Extension Marketplace document on the Visual Studio Code website.

Sign in to your Azure account with Azure Tools

On the left hand panel, youll see an Azure icon. Select this icon, and a control panel for Azure services will appear. Choose Sign in to Azure... under any service to complete the authentication process for the Azure tools in Visual Studio Code.

Screenshot of the Visual Studio Code showing how to login the Azure tools to Azure

Next steps

Next, you will want to install the Azure CLI on your workstation.