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Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie

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Chapter 2. Handling Blobs in Windows Azure

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Setting properties and metadata for a blob
  • Using blob directories
  • Creating and using a blob snapshot
  • Creating and using the root container for blobs
  • Uploading blocks to a block blob
  • Uploading a VHD into a page blob
  • Downloading a blob asynchronously
  • Optimizing blob uploads and downloads
  • Using retry policies with blob operations
  • Copying a blob with the Windows Azure Storage Service REST API
  • Leasing a blob using the Protocol classes in the Windows Azure Storage Client Library
  • Using the Windows Azure Content-Delivery Network (CDN)

Introduction

The Windows Azure Blob Service is the Windows Azure Storage Service feature that manages the storage of file-based entities referred to as blobs. ...

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