General availability: Azure cool blob storage in additional regions

Azure Blob storage accounts with hot and cool storage tiers are generally available in six new regions: US East, US West, Germany Central, Germany Northeast,¬†Australia Southeast, and Brazil South. You can find the updated list of available regions on the Azure services by region page. Blob storage accounts are specialized storage accounts for storing your…

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(Cross-Post) Announcing Azure Storage Data Movement Library 0.2.0

In the previous announcement post for DMLib 0.1.0, we committed that the newest release of the Data Movement Library would support more advanced features. Great news, those are now available and include the following: Download, upload, and copy directories (local file directories, Azure Blob virtual directories, Azure File directories) Transfer directories in recursive mode Transfer…

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Windows Azure Blob MD5 Overview

Overview Windows Azure Blob service provides mechanisms to ensure data integrity both at the application and transport layers. This post will detail these mechanisms from the service and client perspective. MD5 checking is optional on both PUT and GET operations; however it does provide a convenience facility to ensure data integrity across the network when…

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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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