Learn how to install the Azure storage emulator and its dependency SQL Server Express LocalDB. With the locally installed storage emulator, we can develop and test while offline or in an isolated environment.
- [Instructor] We've created Azure store accounts…on the Azure cloud,…but that requires a network connection.…And sometimes you want to develop offline…or in an isolated environment.…And for that, there is the Azure storage emulator.…This might make it possible for you to…test and de-bug a little bit faster,…or at least work in an isolated environment…until you're ready to deploy.…The storage emulator is not 100% compatible…with the Azure API in the cloud.…There are more features in the cloud…than available locally,…but it'll get you most of the way there.…In the documentation, there is an installer available.…
I'll click on stand alone installer, run.…And if you accept the license agreement,…check the box, install, and finish.…Now the storage emulator does need storage,…and it uses SQL server.…And for that, we'll use SQL Server Express LocalDB.…It's a nice and small installation.…So from the documentation page for SQL Server downloads,…go to express edition.…Run, this is a small network installer.…
But instead of installing, we'll ask for the ISO.…
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Azure Storage is an important part of the Microsoft Azure developer toolkit. In this course, Anton Delsink provides a high-level overview of what Azure Storage is, as well as a brief look at the options available to developers: table, file, queue, and blob-based storage. Anton starts the course with a tour of the Azure portal and an explanation of how to create both a general-purpose storage account and a Blob storage account. Next, he covers important security and deployment topics that apply across all storage options. To wrap up, he briefly goes over each storage area. For a more in-depth exploration of each storage area—files, tables, blobs, and queues—check out additional courses in the Azure Storage for Developers series.
- Creating general-purpose and Blob storage accounts
- Shared key authentication
- Using shared access signatures (SAS)
- Granting privileges with stored access policies
- Encrypting data at rest
- Deploying Azure storage accounts from the command line
- Deploying Azure storage accounts using PowerShell
- Storage types, including blobs, tables, queues, and files