DEMO: Uploading a Block Blob to Azure
DEMO: Uploading a Block Blob to Azure

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.



Hello and welcome back. In this demonstration, we are going to create a container in our storage account. And then what we're going to do is upload a block blob to that storage account. Now, before we upload our block blob to our storage account, we need to create a container.

The container is what will host our blob. So on the screen here, we have my test9878storage account. To create my container here, I simply select the containers chiclet here. And I can see I have no containers configured yet. So what we'll do here, we'll create a container.

Now the container name must be lowercase. So we're gonna call it mycontainer. And we'll create it. So now we have our container created. We can see that the default access level for that container is private. There's no anonymous access to it. With our container created, we can upload our block blob to our storage.

To upload our block blob, we simply select our container and then we click upload here. And then in the right pane here, we can select the file we want to upload. And we're just going to upload this, mytextdocument.text. And then we have an overwrite if it already exists. And then some advanced features here. None of these are required. We just get to specify what kind of authentication type, block size, the access tier and any folders we want to upload to.

For this demonstration, we're just going right into the container. And then we'll go ahead and click upload. And we can now see my text document listed in our container. We'll close this out. And with that, we now have our container created and we were able to upload a block blob or file to our container.

Now, if we wanted to download our block blob, we simply right click it, and then we could select download here. So with that, you now know how to create a container in your blob storage and you know how to upload and download block blobs to, and from it.

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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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