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Windows Azure – Creating New Storage Account



In this article we are going to see how to create a new storage account on the Azure Management portal.


Storage accounts are the top most and the highest level of access point for the application for accessing each of the storage service components like Blog, table, Queue. To get more in depth knowledge on these services look into my starter article on Azure storage and SQL Azure.


Let us jump start to see the steps used to create a new storage account in Azure portal.


Log in to the Azure portal using the below link. You can see the screen look similar to below



Login to the portal using your Microsoft Windows Live credentials with Azure credentials to the management portal and you will see the screen as shown in the screen below


Now we can see the New Storage Account option at the Left top corner of the screen. This option will help us to configure the Storage services according as per the requirement.

Now click on the New Storage account will popup a window as shown in the screen below


Configure the details as shown in the screen below.


Subscription: This option is the mandatory one, we need to select the subscription under which the charges are applicable as per the plan selected

URL – This subdomain url should be very unique one to be used for all the storage services which mentioned in top of this article

Region – Microsoft provides option to select the region based on our application usage, if required to deploy the storage in any portion of the region we can select as per the requirement.

Once the configuration is over Click on the OK button, the process will start processing the New Storage Account creation request and your screen looks like below


Once the process gets completed we can see the newly created Storage account with the different options as shown in the screen below



In this article we have seen on how to create a new service account and to configure the same based on the requirement

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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Tracy Creagh
Tracy Creagh
8/31/2013 5:50:35 AM #

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