After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Use local storage.
Understand the Storage Account Portal settings.
Use the Windows Azure Management Tool to manage blobs.
Use the Blob Storage APIs.
In the last chapter, you built a simple Windows Azure service using the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the local debugging environment called the Windows Azure compute emulator. Then you deployed the solution in the cloud using the portal and upgraded it using the upgrade feature for production and staging. You saw a brief mention of the local storage feature when you configured the application.
This chapter focuses on a more complete introduction to the storage features exposed by Windows Azure. You ...