Cloud Explorer has been retired in Visual Studio 2022

  • To debug Azure App Services or Azure Function apps, you can use the Connected Services or the Publish features available on all projects.
    • If you rely on Visual Studio for publishing, you may access this feature under the “Additional Options” in the Hosting section.
    • If you don’t use the publishing feature, the Connected Services node inside each Project in your Solution can help you configure access to Azure resources and invoke various operations like remote debugging, remote profiling, starting/stopping the application, view streaming logs, and more.
  • Use Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is a free, standalone app from Microsoft. You can use it to work visually with Azure Storage data on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • The Kudu console gives you direct, elevated command-line access to the App Service server and its file system. This is both a valuable debugging tool and allows for CLI operations such as installing packages.

If needed, you can use the Azure Portal or continue to use the Azure node of Server Explorer in previous versions of Visual Studio.

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