This Azure Table Storage tutorial/sample/walkthrough will get you using Azure Table Storage from ASP.NET MVC in 15 minutes. Tom Dykstra (of MVC/EF fame) and I are working on an Azure email service sample application. All the code was written by Tom.
Our first step was creating a Azure Table Storage account to contain the email distribution lists. This post contains the essential steps to get Azure Table Storage working with an ASP.NET application. You must first have an Azure account – you can get one free here.
You can get Azure Storage Explorer here. Alternatively, you can use CloudBerry.
<connectionStrings> <add name="StorageConnectionString" connectionString="DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https; AccountName=012; AccountKey=psMemlbL0m+n6/9dKBogusKey+Zom8XWDPY+hIwLb5MnrVSubbY1+m3QlFLTWTIhRZJpeg==" /> </connectionStrings>
That was pretty cool – we just ran our ASP.NET MVC application in IIS Express and created data in the cloud!
You can see the data you entered from your desktop and you can edit the data from the cloud.
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