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Azure Storage Explorer 4 (

Rating:        Based on 24 ratings
Reviewed:  23 reviews
Downloads: 203444
Change Set: 66266
Released: Oct 22, 2010
Updated: May 7, 2011 by dpallmann
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

Azure Storage Explorer 4 Beta 1 Release

Note: 4.0 Update 10 ( posted 05/07/2011 02:00pm - Maintance Release : Corrects issue where querying, copying, or renaming table did not process all entitites if the tables were large - please get the latest
Note: 4.0 Update 9 ( posted 04/30/2011 04:00pm - Feature Release : New functionality for container and blob security

Highlights of version 4:

Better Code. Versions 1-3 of Azure Storage Explorer pre-dated the commercial Azure launch and there was no formal Storage Client library. Code from the SDK samples was used, which caused the source code base to be huge and complex. In version 4 we are using the .NET StorageClient library and the code is compact and well-organized. The source code is open and is part of this CodePlex project.
Newer storage feature support. Support has been added for newer features such as blob root containers.
Download/upload blobs, messages, and table entities. Table entities can be exported/imported in CSV file, Plain XML, and AtomPub XML formats.
Direct data entry and editing of blobs, queue messages, and table entities.
.• Improved UI. The new WPF-based UI is cleaner, and supports opening multiple storage acounts at the same in tab views. The Mode-View-ViewModel pattern is used.
Free. Azure Storage Explorer remains a free community donation.

Reviews for this release

Loading all the tables on initial click breaks our use case that we use table storage for logs. InstallShield is a big step backwards - keep to the simple MSI. Just because MSFT is going away doesn't mean you should go further backwards in time via InstallShield which is a big overengineered pile, and a big ? if it will ever cleanup an install correctly (why can't we just download an .exe ?)
by nathanboktae on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM
DevStorage doesn't work anymore more. I have the local storage emulator started but it keeps saying it's not
by JoshLuedeman on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Good one...
by rajeshsrinivas on May 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Totally excellent - exactly the tool I needed.
by Merrion on Jan 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Very useful for debugging and developing.
by henrikop on Jan 28, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Excellent! This functionality should have been available in the Azure management portal, but this works as well!
by robertk on Nov 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM
this deserves 5 stars!
by jaime_olivares on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM
Very usefull tool ;)
by JPPortelinha on Aug 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Highly functional tool. Worked out of the box without error. Very much appreciate this contribution to the community.
by mboylesmarttech on Jul 8, 2012 at 1:33 AM
Very useful tool. Saves loads of time when you just want to get something done quickly in storage.
by tkelly111 on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I tried to use it but it always crashed when I tried to add a storage account.
by markcordell on Jun 10, 2012 at 2:05 AM
This is a really functional little application - it really does what is says on the tin. After five hours of trudging through the MSDN explanations of how to access and use the blob store, here is a very useful tool for managing files, testing security settings, etc. Improvements: 1) Multiple file handling, 2) Upload progress bar 3) Copying between accounts.
by bioecoss on May 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM
App unusable when it comes to large amounts of data. Also, the lack of threading for the UI and processing constantly causes it to freeze when loading anything. Memory hog. I am unable to even view my blobs since the app tries to load them (large number) into memory which then causes it to crash after allocating 1.5 gigs of RAM to itself. This apps's only redeeming point is that it's free.
by WienerDog on Apr 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM
Application looks nice but it throws an error when trying to connect to the storage: invalid length for a base-64 char array. Useless for me so far.
by virtual_cosmo on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Great tool!!!!! I can't work without it
by lmarquezr on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:17 AM
Been having tremendous success with this app! Thanks!
by AZDevIOrtiz on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM
fantastic tool allows troubleshooting, managing and even adding content to local and remote locations
by ftlcd on Nov 3, 2011 at 5:54 PM
One of the best tools on Codeplex and my thanks to everyone who spent time creating such a useful piece of software.
by EdNicholson on Oct 28, 2011 at 12:20 AM
Very useful tool. Great work!
by drucik86 on Jun 26, 2011 at 10:27 PM
You should really release this as ClickOnce to make upgrades easier.
by pettijohn on May 18, 2011 at 8:50 PM
Great tool for working with Azure Storage accounts. Don't change the abstraction - as a developer you need to see the real structure just like your application.
by JasonShort on May 5, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Very useful l tool fore viewing the Azure Diagnostic Logs in storage. Would be nice if the table query results screen remembered when I re-ordered the column headings, however!
by outofcoffee on Dec 4, 2010 at 6:58 PM
This is a great ol for working with Windows Azure Storage. As a feedback, I'd like to say that it would be cool, that some abstraction for directory hierarchy will be made. So you could upload entire folders to blob storage, and the tool will be renaming the files in order to represent the hierarchy in their names, and then the explorer show folders and files, instead long filenames.
by warnov on Nov 14, 2010 at 4:14 AM