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This course is intended for those who wish to learn about the basics of Microsoft Azure storage, covering the core storage services in Azure and the different storage account types that are available. You'll watch a demonstration that shows you how to create a storage account in Microsoft Azure.

The course then moves on to look at the storage services in more detail: blob storage, Azure Files, Azure Queues, and Azure Tables. We'll also cover encryption and bursting.

This course contains hands-on demonstrations from the Azure portal so that you can see the concepts covered in this course put into practice. If you have any feedback relating to this course, feel free to reach out to us at

Learning Objectives

  • Define the major components of Azure Storage
  • Understand blob storage and what it offers
  • Understand how to use Azure Files
  • Learn about Azure Queues and how to create a queue
  • Learn why and when to use an Azure Table

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Azure Storage.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the Microsoft Azure platform.



Congratulations. You’ve come to the end of Introduction to Azure Storage. Let’s review what you’ve learned.

We kicked things off with an introduction to azure storage. You learned about the core storage services in Azure and about the different storage account types that are available. You also got to see a demonstration that showed you how to create a storage account in Microsoft Azure.

We then took a look at the different storage services in a little more detail. We started with blob storage, where you learned what it is and what it offers. Next, we dove into Azure Files.

After covering Azure Files, we got into Azure queues, where you learned what Azure queues are and how to create a queue.

After learning about Azure queues, you learned about Azure tables. You learned why they are used and when to use Azure them.

We wrapped up with Azure disks. 

At this point, you should have a solid understanding of the storage offerings in Microsoft Azure.

To learn more about Microsoft Azure storage options, you can, and should, read Microsoft’s published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy, because we’re always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.