The new Azure Storage Explorer

The Microsoft Azure Tools Team just announced the January update for the new Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. The new tool is now truly cross-platform, with added Linux support. How does this tool differ from the old 3rd party Azure Storage Explorer? In this post, I’ll show the new Azure Storage Explorer, currently in preview, and how it differs from the old 3rd part Azure Storage Explorer.

One exciting and obvious difference is that the new Azure Storage Explorer is cross-platform, with support for not only Windows, but Mac OS X and Linux as well.

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

The new Storage Explorer also supports Shared Access Signatures (SAS) keys. SAS keys is a way to share specific resources with a shared key. Want an external contact to access only a specific blob container in your storage account for the next 30 days with only read access? Generating and sharing a SAS key can do just that.


My personal favourite however, is how much it feels like Windows Explorer. Dragging and dropping files and folders with ease. It’s never been easier to manage Azure Storage than with the new Azure Storage Explorer!

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