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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Creating a Storage Account

Now that you have an Azure account you need to configure it for both storage and hosting. The storage service is used to store data. In the example, it is the feedback data that gets stored in the Azure table storage. Configuring a storage account creates an addressable endpoint that your application uses to communicate with the data store. The endpoint requires an access key (shared secret), which is generated as part of this process. The following steps walk you through creating your Azure storage account.

1. Login to the Azure (you can link to it from the account confirmation email). Make sure you are on the Summary page and see My Projects. You should see the project you set up when you registered. Figure 25.22 ...

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