When the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer was first released, it did seem a little odd that Microsoft would neglect supporting Linux. However, they did support both Windows and Mac OSX initially. In good news, there have been a number of updates to the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer announced with a short roadmap of what’s to come in the future.

New Azure Storage Explorer features in the January update (version 0.7.20160107) are:

  • Linux Support
  • Attach storage accounts with custom endpoints
  • Attach blob containers with a SAS Key
  • View and edit blob metadata

Here’s some of the future features coming as mentioned in the roadmap:

  • Support for Queues
  • Support for Files
  • Visual Studio Cloud Explorer Integration

To view a little more detail into these updates, please see the source article making the announcement: Azure Storage Explorer preview: January update and roadmap

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.


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