As I kick off the coverage of the Windows Azure platform in earnest, join me on Channel 9 for this episode focusing on the use of blob storage in Windows Azure.

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And here are some of the additional reference links covered during the presentation:

Getting your 90-day FREE Azure Trial
Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online
MSDN Virtual Labs: Windows Azure

Blob Service Concepts

Managing Access to Containers, Blobs, Tables, and Queues

Understanding Block Blobs and Page Blobs

How to use the Windows Azure Blob Storage Service with: .NET
How to use the Windows Azure Blob Storage Service with: Java
How to use the Windows Azure Blob Storage Service with: PHP
How to use the Windows Azure Blob Storage Service with: Node.js
How to use the Windows Azure Blob Storage Service with: Python

Azure Code Samples (blob)

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