Azure PowerShell - an easier way to install

The standard Microsoft description (http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/) leads you to an Web Installer, which also installs IIS on your client computer. That's a very wide footprint for a shell lib and in many cases not doable.

A much simpler approach is the Microsoft MSI on the Azure Github (https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-tools/releases). Just install the "Windows Standalone" MSI and import the Azure module in your PowerShell environment:

Import-Module "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\ServiceManagement\Azure\Azure.psd1"

And you're done ...