Displaying Columns of Metadata in the Azure Portal

This is just a quick tip about displaying columns in the Azure portal. If you've not been using this little feature, they can be helpful.

Here's an example of what part of my portal looks like for virtual machines:


For VMs, there is some useful metadata pertaining to IP addresses and disks. If you've started using tags those can be displayed too -- tags are really helpful for things like billing categories, environment names, project or system names, team or group names, who owns or supports a resource...you get the idea. If you have multiple subscriptions in your directory, that can be shown as well.

Each Azure resource differs in which columns are available.

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