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Last week at PDC 2009, we announced several new features for Windows Azure Storage. Windows Azure Storage enables applications to store and manipulate large objects and files in the cloud via Blobs, store and manipulate service state via Tables, and provide reliable delivery of messages using Queues. In addition, we also announced two new features coming soon to storage:
For more details on Windows Azure XDrive and Geo-Replication as well as the new Blob features listed below, please see the talk and slides from PDC 2009 on “Windows Azure Blob and Drive Deep Dive”.
At PDC 2009 there were also two other talks focused on Windows Azure Storage that you may want to check out:
For the PDC 2009 new features, these are versioned using “x-ms-version: 2009-09-19”. 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.
With the PDC 2009 release, we now support two types of blobs:
Enhancements for both types of blobs:
Enhancement for Queue:
In addition to the above new features we made the following semantic changes as part of this versioned CTP release:
The above features for this new release are available via the Windows Azure Storage REST interface, and they are also supported as part of the new Storage Client Library just released with the Windows Azure SDK.
For more information, details about these new features can be found in the MSDN documentation here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd894041.aspx.
As always, we appreciate any feedback you might have.
Brad Calder Windows Azure Storage