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Building Web Services with Microsoft Azure by Nikhil Sachdeva, Stephen Kaufman, Alex Belotserkovskiy

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DocumentDB in a Web API application

To use DocumentDB, you should create a DocumentDB database account. At the time of writing this, DocumentDB is in preview and one can create the database account only on the Microsoft Azure preview management portal.

Creating the DocumentDB database account

As said, to create a DocumentDB database account, you should log in to the Microsoft Azure preview management portal. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Azure preview management portal that can be found at http://portal.azure.com.
  2. Navigate to New | DocumentDB:
    Creating the DocumentDB database account
  3. In the New DocumentDB wizard, specify the settings:

    The options available in that wizard include:

    • Id

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