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Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

This course will teach you how to upload and access data securely using a variety of tools and code, and how to integrate with Azure Search and the Content Delivery Network.
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 9, 2018
Duration
2h 27m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Understanding and Configuring Blob Storage
Uploading Content to Azure Blob Storage
Configuring CDN Network Endpoints
Configuring Azure Search with Blob Storage
Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 9, 2018
Duration
2h 27m
Description

Storing and managing unstructured data is a challenge for every organization. Cost effective storage is a very compelling reason, in itself, for an organization to move to the cloud. Azure Blob Storage is a cloud storage solution with a host of features to help you move data into the cloud, secure that data, and allow users and applications to access the data. In this course, Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, you'll learn all about the Blob service. First, you'll explore the basics of Blob Storage, including the different kinds of blobs, and how to upload and secure them in the service. Next, you'll see the latest features of Blob Storage to make management easier, like soft delete and authentication to the Blob service using Azure AD. Finally, you'll discover in depth how Blob Storage can be exposed by the Content Delivery Network and indexed by Azure Search, giving you the ability to search the contents of a variety of different file types. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up and use Blob Storage, how to interact with it from the Azure CLI and from code, and how to configure other Azure Services to leverage Blob Storage.

About the author
About the author

Neil is a solutions architect and developer, with a passion for web development, architecture, and security. He has worked in large and small IT organizations, written articles on development, and spoken at local .NET user groups. Neil has several Microsoft Certifications, including MCPD, MCSA, and MCSD.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Neil Morrissey, and welcome to my course on Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. I'm a solutions architect, and I'm really excited to introduce you to the blob service in Azure Storage and tell you all about the newest features. Blob stands for binary large object, and blobs can be any kind of file, really, from documents and media files to logs and website files to VM disks and even databases. Storing and managing all that data is a challenge for every organization. Cost-effective storage is a very compelling reason in itself for an organization to move to the cloud, and Azure blob storage delivers on that, but also adds a lot of value on top, with a whole host of features to helps you move data to the cloud, secure that data, and allow users and applications to access that data. And Microsoft Azure Blob Storage integrates tightly with other Azure services to help you build powerful, storage-based solutions. In this course, we're going to examine the features of the blob service. Some of the major topics we'll cover include the basics of blob storage, including the different kinds of blobs and how to upload and secure them in the service. You'll see the latest features of blob storage to make management easier, like soft delete and authentication to the blob service using Azure AD, as well as features that can also save you money, like Azure blob lifecycle management and static website hosting. We'll look at how Azure Blob Storage integrates with Microsoft's content delivery network to reduce latency when serving blobs to users around the world, and we'll go in-depth on how blob storage can be indexed by Azure Search, giving you the ability to search the contents of a variety of different file types, and that can help you create rich search experiences in your applications. The end of this course, you'll know how to set up and use blob storage, how to interact with it from the Azure CLI and from code, and how to configure other Azure services to leverage blob storage. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, here on Pluralsight.