Azure – A new PowerShell module – Az Predictor – is in preview

If you work with workloads running on Azure you probably also work with the Azure PowerShell modules.

If you work with Azure PowerShell modules you also know there is a lot of commands and parameters available (about 4 000 commands and an average of 10 parameters per command).

This make it difficult to always have the right command and/or parameter.

Well good news the team has been working on a new module to help you with that: Az Predictor, currently in preview.

Before you start jumping installing the new module, you need to meet some prerequisites:

Install-Module PSReadline -Force

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Now you are ready to install the Az Predictor module using the command

Install-Module -Name Az.Tools.Predictor

NOTE if you did not previously installed Azure PowerShell modules using either MSI package or did not install the Az.Account you will have to do it before

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After having installed the Predictor module you will need to import it and enable the plug-in

Import-Module Az.Tools.Predictor

Enable-AzPredictor -AllSession

I have changed the text and background color to make it more visible.

Now when you start typing a command, you will get the first available command and common parameters showing up (here the Get-AzSubscription and Get-AzKeyVaultSecret commands)

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Now if you use the below command, you will get a better result with the list of commands available and parameters

Set-PSReadLineOption -PredictionViewStyle ListView

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Enjoy

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