I’m a long-time fan of Open Source and have spent chunks of my career knocking out LAMP solutions since before ‘LAMP’ was a thing!
Over the last few years we have seen a revived Microsoft begin to embrace (not ’embrace and extend’) the various Open Source platforms and tools that are out there and to actively contribute and participate with them.
Here’s our challenge today – setup a MySQL environment, including a web-based management UI, with zero local installation on your machine and minimal mouse clicks.
Welcome to Azure Cloud Shell
Our first step is to head on over to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com/ and login.
Once you are logged in open up a Cloud Shell instance by clicking on the icon at the top right of the navigation bar.
If this is the first time you’ve run it you will be prompted to create a home file share…
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