Getting started with Azure Storage on Xamarin

Xamarin allows developers to use a shared C# codebase to create iOS, Android, and Windows Store apps with native user interfaces. This tutorial shows you how to use Azure Storage Blobs with a Xamarin.Android application. If you want to learn about Azure Storage before diving into the code, see Next Steps at the end of…

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Microsoft Azure Storage Client Library for C++ v1.0.0 (General Availability)

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure Storage Client Library for C++ (version 1.0.0). You can download the nuget package or get the source code from GitHub to start using the library.  Getting Started with C++ client library The Azure Storage Client Library for C++ provides a comprehensive API for working with Azure…

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Client-Side Encryption for Microsoft Azure Storage – Preview

Welcome to the preview of the new Azure Storage Client Library for .NET.  This preview contains new functionality to help developers encrypt their data inside client applications before uploading to Azure Storage, and also to decrypt it while downloading. We also support integration with Azure Key Vault in order to let you store and manage…

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General Availability of Azure Premium Storage

As you all are aware from Mark’s blog post, we launched Premium Storage on April 16th, 2015.  First, we want to thank all the preview customers for trying out Premium Storage and for sharing feedback. Premium Storage delivers high-performance, low-latency disk support for I/O intensive workloads running on Azure Virtual Machines. You can attach several…

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Introducing Azure Storage Append Blob

We are excited to introduce a new blob type called Append Blob (alongside our existing Block and Page blobs) that will be publically available in Q3 2015. In this blog, we will provide an overview of Append Blob as well as highlight its most common usage scenarios. We will share more information and details as…

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(Cross Post) Azure Storage Table Design Guide

We are pleased to announce the release of the Azure Storage Table Design Guide. This guide has been developed based on real-world experience helping the largest storage users in the world design their applications to use Table Storage. The guide includes: Table storage overview and design principles Key considerations for querying and data modification Modeling…

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Help us Shape the Azure Storage iOS Library

The Storage team is looking for feedback to help us focus our development for the upcoming Azure Storage iOS library. We’ve created a survey that should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Once you complete the survey you will also have the opportunity to learn more about an upcoming early preview program plus the first 20…

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(Cross-Post) Troubleshooting Microsoft Azure Storage with Message Analyzer

Overview Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues in cloud storage applications can be complex especially if they are not considered upfront. When an issue does occur, it can involve parsing and analyzing multiple log files (Azure Storage Analytics, client-side logs from Azure Storage Client libraries, and network traces) to fully understand and mitigate the issue. To assist…

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AzCopy – Introducing synchronous copy and customized content type

We are pleased to announce that AzCopy 3.1.0 and 4.1.0-Preview are now released! These two versions include the support for the synchronous copy and content type customization. AzCopy 3.1.0 (Release Version) AzCopy by default uses the asynchronous copy mechanism of the storage service to move data between two storage endpoints. As such, the copying of…

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