Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
Today we are releasing a new set of features for Windows Azure Blob. Windows Azure Blob enables applications to store and manipulate large objects and files in the cloud. The blobs (files) can be up to 50GB in size for the CTP.
All changes for this release are versioned changes, using “x-ms-version: 2009-07-17”. All prior versions of commands executed against the storage system will continue to work, as we extend the capabilities of the existing commands and introduce new commands.
The features for this release are:
With this versioned change, we also changed the way applications perform operations on containers to make it explicit that it is a container operation instead of a blob operation. For example, to create a container called pictures, this now looks like:
Note, to use the root blob container “x-ms-version: 2009-07-17” must be specified. Support for anonymous requests that do not require a x-ms-version HTTP header to be specified will be added in the future.
In addition to the above new features we made the following semantic changes as part of this versioned CTP release:
Note that the above features for this new release are currently only available via the Windows Azure Storage REST interface. They will be part of a future release of the Windows Azure SDK and storage client library.
For more information, details about these new features can be found in the MSDN documentation here later today:
In addition, Steve Marx will have some examples on using the above new functionality on his blog soon:
As always, we appreciate any feedback you might have.
Brad Calder Windows Azure Storage