Saturday, September 15, 2012

Free Azure Storage Explorers

When working with Azure you’ll eventually work with storage (blob, table, …). Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a simple way to browse through the content of your Azure storage? And wouldn’t it be nice if you also use the same tool to access your local Azure storage emulator?

Here are two tools that do exactly that. And in addition they are free.

The first tool is “Azure Storage Explorer” provided by Neudesic. This tool is open source, hosted on Codeplex. It is licensed under the “Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL)”. I’ve used this tool for several months now and was very valuable, allowing moving files, copying files, creating containers, deleting containers, etc. You can set up all your storage accounts, including local development storage and then access it without having to enter credentials again. It remembers your access keys.

The second tool is “CloudBerry Explorer for Windows Azure” provided by CloudBerry. This tools is available as freeware. I just downloaded it and played with it for a little while, so can’t provide any detailed insights yet.

Having a tool for browsing your Azure storage content is a handy tool for developers as well. That’s why I thought it would be worth mentioning here.

Happy coding!


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