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Azure Tip: Use Ctrl+Alt+D to check Azure Portal load times

6:55 pm in Azure, Azure portal, Azure Tip, Cloud, Keyboard shortcut by Wim Matthyssen


The Azure Portal is the go-to place to manage all of your Azure services in one hub. I myself spend a lot of time in the portal to build, deploy, modify and manage customers cloud resources. I am sure a lot of you do the same.

But sometimes this portal feels slow without any specific reason and then it is really difficult to find out why. Whenever that is the case there is a keyboard shortcut you can use to check the portal load time of all opened blades.

If you press the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + D you can see the load time and other useful information for every title.






Pressing CTRL + ALT + D again will remove the portal load information.

Beside this useful keyboard shortcut there are some others you can use specifically for the Azure portal. You can open the Keyboard shortcut help item in the Help Menu on the top-right of the portal to see all of these shortcuts.


Hope it helps!

Wim Matthyssen (@wmatthyssen)

Azure Tip: How to find your Subscription ID (GUID)

10:00 pm in Azure, Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure Subscription ID, Azure Tip, Microsoft Azure, Subscription ID by Wim Matthyssen


The Subsciption ID is a 32-digit GUID, which is associated with an Azure Subscription.  Some situations require you to know this Subscription ID, such as when you open a new Azure support ticket. This post will show you how you can quickly retrieve this ID via the Azure portal or via Azure PowerShell.


Azure Portal

Open a New Inprivate window in Edge (or any other browser) and browse to where you Sign in with your account.

Select All services and click on Subscriptions which you can find under the GENERAL field.


A new blade, the Subscriptions pane, will open showing all your subscriptions, select the appropriate one and under SUBSCRIPTION ID you will find the corresponding ID you where looking for.



Azure PowerShell

Open a PowerShell window with Administrator privileges.

Type Login-AzureRmAccount and provide your Azure credentials (email address and password).


When you are logged in, all information of your default subscription will be shown and you can find your Subscription ID in the SubscriptionId field.


When you have more than one subscription you can find the Subscription ID of a specific Subscription by typing Get-AzureRmSubscription. This command will list all of your subscriptions, with details like the SubscriptionId, which are associated with the logged in account.


Hope it helps.

Wim Matthyssen (@wmatthyssen)