Vocabulary of the New Azure Preview Portal

The New Azure Preview Portal.

The user experience for the new azure preview portal (portal.azure.com) is quite different than the current management portal (manage.azure.com). I am no UX expert by any stretch but I wanted to introduce the vocabulary for the new Azure preview portal. So, let’s jump straight in-

Startboard: The first layout you are presented with when you login to azure.portal.com. You can pin various entities you feel you need one click access to Startboard.

azure startboard

azure startboard

Blade: Vertical container that acts as a starting point for a journey.  Can contain multiple parts.
Part:    Components that provide reusable units of functionality.
Lens:    Container for parts.

azure portal- blade, lens and part

azure portal- blade, lens and part

Journey: Series of steps that a user follows (represented by sequential blades) 

azure portal- journey
azure portal- journey

Jump Bar: As the name says it, it’s a jump bar.

azure jump bar

azure jump bar

Browse Hub: Hubs are the central location for global services that all extensions leverage.

browse hub

browse hub

I will keep adding to the list as I come across new ones. Hope you learnt something new!

Cheers,
-Phani

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