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Windows Azure Storage Windows Clients

I haven't seen a Azure Storage Client on Mac yet but I guess the PHP and Ruby clients can cover those on Mac and Linux

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As the Windows Azure Platform making the transition from public preview to full production now, here is a list of Windows  Azure Storage clients to help you leverage the Azure Storage.

The List:

Gladinet Cloud Desktop provides drive mapping and online backup tool for Windows Azure, Amazon S3, AT&T Synaptic Storage and etc. You can do drag and drop from Windows Explorer to Azure directly and setup Automatic Backup tasks. Azure Blob Storage Only. Free/Profressional. Windows. Commercial. Read more...

Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting and altering the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications. All three types of cloud storage can be viewed: blobs, queues, and tables. Free, Windows(NET/WPF), Open Source.

Cloud Storage Studio is a Windows (WPF) based client for Windows Azure Storage. CSS allows you to manage your tables, queues & blob containers. Free for Beta, Windows (.NET/WPF), Commercial.

CloudBerry Explorer For Windows Azure Blob Storage is a Windows .NET UI to manage files on Azure. It provides a two panel side-by-side view for loca/remote storage. It also provides multi-tab to manage multple accounts. Azure Blob Storage Only. Free/Professional. Windows(.NET 2.0). Commercial.

CloudXplorer is a Windows .NET UI to manage files on Azure. It provides Windows Explorer-clone like UI for Azure Blob Storage. Free. Beta. Windows (.NET 3.5). Commercial.

These tools overlapp and also compliment each other on functionality. For example, you can use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to map a drive letter, do drag and drop and in place editing, and use Cloud Storage Studio to fine tune the properties of each blob and use other tools to cover functionality gap in between.

Since Microsoft has a StorageClient .NET library included in the Azure SDK, it is extremely easy to manage Azure Storage from .NET language. You will see much more .NET tools coming out, take advantage of the base library.

There are also PHP, Ruby libraries available.

I haven't seen a Azure Storage Client on Mac yet but I guess the PHP and Ruby clients can cover those on Mac and Linux.

Bottom line, if you need to use the Windows Azure Storage, there are clients and tools available to help you.

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