SaveChangesWithRetries and Batch Option

The issue is resolved in the Windows Azure SDK  1.3 release which can be downloaded here. We recently found that there is a bug in our SaveChangesWithRetries method that takes in the SaveChangesOptions in our Storage Client Library. public DataServiceResponse SaveChangesWithRetries(SaveChangesOptions options) The problem is that SaveChangesWithRetries does not propagate the SaveChangesOptions to OData client’s…

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Windows Azure Storage Explorers

We get a few queries every now and then on the availability of utilities for Windows Azure Storage and decided to put together a list of the storage explorers we know of. The tools are all Windows Azure Storage explorers that can be used to enumerate and/or transfer data to and from blobs, tables or…

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Using Windows Azure Page Blobs and How to Efficiently Upload and Download Page Blobs

This post refers to the Storage Client Library shipped in SDK 1.2. Windows Azure SDK  1.3 provides additional Page Blob functionality via the CloudPageBlob class. The current release can be downloaded here. We introduced Page Blobs at PDC 2009 as a type of blob for Windows Azure Storage.   With the introduction of Page Blobs, Windows…

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Windows Azure Drive Demo at MIX 2010

With a Windows Azure Drive, applications running in the Windows Azure cloud can use existing NTFS APIs to access a network attached durable drive.  The durable drive is actually a Page Blob formatted as a single volume NTFS Virtual Hard Drive (VHD).  In the MIX 2010 talk on Windows Azure Storage I gave a short…

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Windows Azure Storage Resources

The following are some key resources to understand and use Windows Azure Storage. The online MSDN documentation and Forums: Windows Azure Storage Client Library (Blobs, Drives, Tables, Queues) Windows Azure Storage REST Protocols (Blobs, Tables and Queues) Windows Azure Forums There are 4 recent talks: Building Applications with Windows Azure Storage at MIX 2010 –…

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