How to clear the Azure Portal Recent Resources list

Posted by Azure Readiness starts here... on Friday, December 23, 2022

This post is a short one, but something that has been bugging me for a while, where I didn’t even know how to fix it.

As I am deploying a lot of different Azure Resources every week while delivering Azure trainings, I also run a lot of deletions during the week, or at least by the end of the week. To repeat about the same process the week after when doing another Azure training delivery.

One of the issues I was facing, although not a big big deal, is the “Recent Resources” list on the Azure Portal Homepage.

Recent Resources List

While I’m sure it is a very useful feature for more traditional Azure admins, it’s less interesting when the resources in there are not available anymore, because of the cleanup tasks I’m running.

So I was happily amazed when I talked about this with someone from the Azure team in a totally different context call earlier this week, sharing me the following solution:

  1. From the Azure Portal - Search bar, search for “Recent”

Recent Search

This shows a list of all recent Azure Resources you connected to from the Azure Portal.

  1. Notice the Clear menu option, and click on it.

Clear Recent

  1. Close this section, and return to the Azure Portal Homepage. Notice how the Recent Resources list is now nicely cleaned up :)

Nicely clean Recent list

A little gem if you ask me, saving me a little frustration in my next delivery…


That’s it for now folks!!