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Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage: Blobs


The purpose of this chapter was to provide you with a thorough understanding of how to securely perform data operations against the blob storage service. You were first introduced to how primary data operations are accomplished against the two kinds of blobs supported by Windows Azure storage and the organizations container structure that encapsulates them. You learned how to navigate this structure as if it was a hierarchical directory using the storage API and about the metadata that can be used to augment them.

This chapter then explained the special high-value use of public anonymous containers for supplying Internet-addressable content to your applications. Finally, you learned about many advanced features, such as conditional operations, leases, Shared Access Signatures, Shared Access Policies, snapshots, and continuation tokens.