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Today we released a new set of features for Windows Azure Storage. The main features in this release are:
In addition to the above, there are two additional changes to the semantics of Windows Azure Tables:
Finally, we want to give a heads up to a future change for the max timeout allowed for some of the Windows Azure Storage operations. If the request specifies a timeout greater than this, we ignore the request timeout and instead use the max timeout specified below. If the request specifies a shorter timeout, we use the request’s timeout. Listed below are the current max timeouts that we support, along with the future change for List and Query operations.
Note that the above features for this new release are currently only available via the Windows Azure Storage REST interface and ADO.NET client library. They are not yet part of the Windows Azure SDK or the sample storage client library that ships with the SDK. The reason for this is that our goal is to have an agile release process, and release the features as soon as the REST interfaces are ready, and then a future SDK release will include support for these changes.
For more information, details about these new features can be found in the MSDN documentation here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179355.aspx
In addition, May 2009 versions of the Windows Azure Storage Table and Blob White papers, with information about these features, will be pushed here soon: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cc994380.aspx
Steve Marx will have some examples on using the above new functionality on his blog soon: http://blog.smarx.com/
As always, we appreciate any feedback you might have.
Brad Calder Windows Azure Storage