Accessing the Windows Azure Storage Services
The Windows Azure storage services provide persistent, durable storage. All storage services are managed through a storage account, which you can create by using the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal. The storage services include:
The Blob service, for storing binary data
The Queue service, for reliable, persistent messaging between role instances
The Table service, for structured storage that you can query
|In addition to the Windows Azure storage services, the Windows Azure platform provides Microsoft SQL Azure, a cloud-based relational database that is built on Microsoft SQL Server.|
In This Section
The topics in this section discuss how you can work with the Windows Azure storage services while you are building your Windows Azure application in Visual Studio.