Viewing Azure Blob Storage Containers
Each week the new Azure portal seems to provide some new piece of functionality. As I was working on integrating the new WordPress plugin for putting media assets in Azure Blob storage (see previous post), I noticed the portal has been updated with UI to allow you to view your Azure Blob storage containers and blobs as well as allowing you to delete this data. I’ve been waiting for something like this for a while. Previously, the only ways I knew of for interacting with Azure Blob storage was either writing your own code or using a 3rd party app of which there are a few. Let’s quickly check out this new UI.
In the portal, click on the Storage section and then a storage account. You’ll see a new “Containers” menu option (circled in red in my screenshot).
Clicking on the link will give you a list of all containers for the storage account and at the bottom of the screen a button to delete a container and all associated data.
You can then drill down into an individual container, look at the individual blobs in the container and delete them if desired.
Hopefully we’ll one day have the ability to also add containers and blobs, but for now, I’ll take what I can get.