DEMO: Creating an Azure Storage Table
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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.



Welcome back. In this brief demonstration, we are going to walk through the process of creating an Azure Storage table in the Azure portal. As you can see here, I'm logged into my portal as my admin, and I'm on the homepage. We have my storage account here, test9878storage. This obviously is a prerequisite to create a table.

So what we'll do to begin the process of creating our storage table is select our storage account. And then from the overview page, we can select tables. Now from this table storage page, we can see I have no tables defined yet.

Now, one thing I didn't mention in the lecture is that there is a premium table experience and it's not necessarily table storage per se so I didn't cover it in the course, but this premium table experience is offered through Cosmos DB. And if I open this up here, it takes me out to Azure Cosmos DB and what Azure Cosmos DB is is a globally distributed database service.

Now, what Cosmos DB offers is a premium Azure table API. And so that's why we didn't get into it because it's not really table storage as part of the Azure Storage service offering. But just keep that in mind that there is a premium experience for Azure table API if it comes up in an exam somewhere.

So let's go back to our test9878storage here. So to create our table, we simply click plus table and we'll give our table a name. I'll just call it MyTable and we'll OK it. And from there, we can see our new table has been created along with a URL to access that table.

If we click the ellipsis here for the context menu, we can configure access policies or delete the table altogether. Now, since this is an introduction to Azure Storage, we're not going to get into table design and actually doing things with the table storage. I just wanted to introduce you, hence the name of the course, to this storage option so you have an idea of what it is, where you access it and how you create a table.

So with that, we'll call it a wrap and I'll see you in the next lesson.

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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.

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