A Microsoft Azure storage account allows you to work with storage in the most robust and secure way. You can create new containers, file shares, queues for messaging and database tables.
To get started, you need to download the latest build of the Azure storage explorer from Microsoft using the link below:
After Installing the tool, click on the button shown to login to your Microsoft Azure account.
When we are logged in, we can then access the different storage accounts under our subscription and create new containers, file shares e.t.c according to what we require. In this example I will create a new container and name it"container01".
We can also use the different functions shown below to work with our container or data inside the container.
One of the cool features of working with Azure storage accounts is creating shared access signatures which give us the ability to work with the given storage account resources at a set level of access. Such as read-only, read-write and also a given time period with which you can work with the storage account. Everything that is created or modified here is also effected in the Azure portal.
For example, I generated a new shared access signature that allows me to only read and list a container in the storage account hence the getting the error below when I try to access the contents inside the container.
That's it with the basics of working with Azure storage accounts. In my opinion, It's much simpler to work with storage accounts within this tool than in the portal.