Azure Management Studio

Azure Management Studio Is Being Deprecated

Azure Management Studio is being depracated and is being replaced with Cerulean. Cerulean, like Azure Management Studio is a desktop tool for managing Azure resources but it is a cross-platform tool i.e. it will run on Windows, Mac and Linux desktops (Azure Management Studio on the other hand only runs on Windows).

Today, Cerulean enables you to manage your Azure Subscriptions, Azure Storage accounts, Azure Cosmos DB accounts, Azure Redis Cache accounts, Azure Service Bus accounts, and Azure Search accounts. Support for more Azure services will be added soon.

Click here to learn more about Cerulean.

Fetaure Comparison

Following table summarizes the feature comparison between Cerulean and Azure Management Studio.

Feature Cerulean Azure Management Studio
Supported Platforms Windows, Mac & Linux Windows
Azure Subscription Management
Azure Resource Manager - Manage Resource Groups, Resource Providers, Roles, Locations & Tags.
Subscription Storage Accounts Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc.
Subscription Cosmos DB Accounts Management (List, Create, Update, Delete etc.)
Subscription Redis Cache Accounts Management (List, Create, Update, Delete etc.)
Subscription Search Service Accounts Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc.
Subscription Service Bus Accounts Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc.
Subscription SQL Databases Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc. Planned
Virtual Machines Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc. Planned
Cloud Services Management - List, Create, Update, Delete etc. Planned
Azure Storage
Connect using Azure Active Directory credentials and/or account name/key
Blob Containers & Blobs (Blob Service)
File Shares & Files (File Service)
Queues & Messages (Queue Service)
Tables & Entities (Table Service)
Tables & Entities (Table Service)
Storage Analytics
Azure Cosmos DB
Connect using Azure Active Directory credentials and/or account name/key
SQL API (DocumentDB) - Manage databases, collections, users, documents, stored procedures, triggers & user defined functions.
Graph API (Gremlin) - Manage databases, collections, users, graphs, vertices, edges, stored procedures, triggers & user defined functions.
Azure Redis cache
Connect using Azure Active Directory credentials and/or account name/key
Databases & Keys
Monitor
Cache Terminal (Console)
Azure Search
Connect using Azure Active Directory credentials and/or account name/admin key
Indexes
Data Sources
Indexers
Synonym maps
Azure Service Bus
Connect using Azure Active Directory credentials and/or account name/key
Queues & Messages
Topics & Subscriptions

Free Upgrade

We are pleased to inform you that we are offering a free upgrade from Azure Management Studio to Cerulean by offering you a complimentary subscription for Cerulean. You will be able to use your Azure Management Studio license key for activation of complimentary subscription. Duration of complimentary subscription will depend on when you purchased a license key for Azure Management Studio. Following table provides information about the complimentary subscription duration.
License Purchase Date Free Subscription Duration
Anytime in year 2018 1 Year
Between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 6 Months
Before January 1, 2017 3 Months
Please follow the instructions below to activate your free subscription.
  1. Download and install Cerulean.
  2. On the 2nd run of the application, you will be prompted to activate your subscription.
  3. In the subscription activation popup window, simply enter your Azure Management Studio license key and we will take care of the rest.

Pricing/Licensing

Cerulean is offered as a subscription-based product in convenient and affordable pricing plans starting from $10.00 / month. We have pricing plans for developers working in teams as well as individual developers. To learn more about pricing plans, click here.

We have also removed the 2 machine policy (i.e. a license key can only be used on 2 machines) enforced in Azure Management Studio. You will be able to use Cerulean on as many machines as you would like.

Getting Support

For the next few months while we work on bringing some features available only in Azure Management Studio (like Virtual Machines, Cloud Services etc.) to Cerulean, we will be supporting Azure Management Studio however the extent of the support for Azure Management Studio will be somewhat limited. Please reach out to our support team for any support related queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I still be able to use Azure Management Studio?

    Absolutely yes! You will still be able to use Azure Management Studio. However we recommend that you upgrade to Cerulean at the earliest.

  • I need to deactivate the license key for Azure Management Studio. Can you help?

    Absolutely yes! Please reach out to our support team with your Azure Management Studio license key and we will take care of that.

  • I lost my Azure Management Studio license key. Can you help?

    Absolutely yes! Please reach out to our support team and we will take care of that.

  • I need to install Azure Management Studio on a new machine. Can you help?

    Absolutely yes! Please reach out to our support team and we will send you a link from where you can download the installer for Azure Management Studio.

  • I need to purchase a license key for Azure Management Studio. Can you help?

    Though we strongly recommend that you use Cerulean going forward, yet we understand if you wish to purchase a license key for Azure Management Studio. Please reach out to our support team and we will send you a link from where you can purchase a license key for Azure Management Studio.

  • My trial for Azure Management Studio has expired. Can you extend my trial?

    Sadly no! We strongly recommend that you use Cerulean for all managing your Azure resources.

  • I have some feature requests for Azure Management Studio. Will you entertain those?

    Please feel free to send in your feature requests. We will try our best to incorporate them in Cerulean.

  • For how long will you support Azure Management Studio?

    There are still some gaps as far as features go in Cerulean (e.g. Virtual Machines, Cloud Services etc.). We are working very hard on filling those gaps. Once we bring all features of Azure Management Studio into Cerulean, we will completely stop supporting Azure Management Studio. Our expectation to have this finished by the end of this year.

  • I have some more questions. How can I ask those?

    Please reach out to our support team with your questions. We will try our best to answer those questions to your satisfaction.