Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Azure blobs, part of Building Windows Phone 8 Apps with Azure.
…We've taken a brief look at Windows Azure table storage.…Now let's talk about Windows Azure Blob storage.…This is the solution when you have columns in your…data that are essentially larger than sixty four 64k, such as…pictures, videos, and things that you also want to be…able to have individual urls to access, perhaps outside your app.…The purpose of Windows Azure blob…storage is to handle large data objects bigger than 64K.…And, to enable both private and public access via the API and via discrete URLs.…
A use case for this might be where you…have a picture associated with a note in your notebook.…But, you might also want to enable your users to share That particular…image say on Facebook, or in email, by sending someone, a unique URL,…without having to have your app installed.…Blob storage stores both the blobs, and associated metadata.…This allows you via the API, to, retrieve individual blobs,…or to search for collections of blobs based on common metadata.…Meta data can be things like the type of the blob.…
- What is Windows Azure?
- Creating Azure tables
- Inserting, updating, and deleting data in tables
- Uploading a blob to Windows Azure storage
- Using shared access signatures
- Implementing mobile services
- Adding push notifications
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Windows Azure Services
2. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Tables
3. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Blobs
4. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Mobile Services
5. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Push Notifications
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