AzureXplorer for Visual Studio

AzureXplorer for Visual Studio

AzureXplorer for Visual Studio

Developer’s Description

By ClumsyLeaf Software

AzureXplorer for Visual Studio is a comprehensive Visual Studio extension for managing your Windows Azure storage accounts and hosted services without ever leaving the development environment. It can create and delete tables. Create, list, delete and edit entities (in single- or multiline mode) of predefined types. It has a convenient inline-editing capabilities of entities similar to SQL Server Management Studio and advanced filtering and querying capabilities

AzureXplorer for Visual Studio Ed

  • Manage containers,uploaddownloadcopy or moverename or delete blobs and entire folders in a way similar to Windows Explorer.
  • List tables and retrieve their content using advanced filtering,edit entity properties inline (much like in SQL Server Management Studio), search and highlight matches;save entities, export and import data. A powerful real-worlddata generator is included.
  • Inspectmessage queues and create new messages.
  • Manage yourdeployments conveniently inside your Visual Studio. Upload packages,create or delete deployments, suspend,run and auto-upgrade services with just one click.
  • Create and delete hosted services.
  • Create and delete affinity groups.
  • Create and delete storage accounts.
  • Reimageand reboot role instances.
  • EstablishRemote Desktop connection to any running role instance.
  • Viewdiagnostic logs from your deployments.
  • ManageSQL Azure servers and their firewall rules.
  • Works with the local storage emulator (also known as the local development storage).
  • Supportsmultiple Windows Azure storage accounts and subscriptions.
  • Go to View->Other Windows->AzureXplorer or press Ctrl-W, V after installing the extension.

    Ease cloud storage management and boost productivity

    Efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions and organizations. Create, delete, view, edit, and manage resources for Azure Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, and Azure managed disks.

    Customize with extensions

    Customize Azure Storage Explorer to your needs. For example, use the Azure Data Factory extension to move data from other cloud storage services, such as AWS S3, to Azure Storage.

    Powerful, accessible experience

    Seamlessly view, search, and interact with your data and resources using an intuitive interface. Improved accessibility with multiple screen reader options, high contrast themes, and hot keys on Windows and macOS.

    Lightweight and modular installation

    Craft your ideal development environment

    A brand-new workload-based installer optimizes your installation to make sure you have everything you need and nothing you don’t.

    When it comes to viewing and interacting with your content in Azure Storage Services, there are plenty of options. Some of these are tools are provided and maintained by Microsoft; some others are from third parties. We have also discussed some other options in this series such as Classic and the new Azure Portal, PowerShell, AzureCLI, REST API, or even Python used with the Azure Storage Library.

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    Version history

    04/02/2016 –  Version 1.3.16
    • support for Visual Studio 2015.

    03/14/2014 –  Version 1.3.16

    • support for Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013.
    • fixed several minor bugs.

    03/05/2013 –  Version 1.3.8

    • added table and queue shared access signatures.

    10/25/2012 –  Version 1.3.7

    • fixed a critical bug when downloading page blobs.
    10/24/2012 –  Version 1.3.6
    • added search/report functionality for storage containers.
    • added native cross-account copy/move operations for blobs/folders.
    • minor perf improvements.

    04/14/2012 –  Version 1.3.0

    • added multithreading when downloading or uploading block blob data.
    • minor bug fixes and improvements.

    03/18/2012 –  Version 1.2.0

    • added the ability to view queue messages as UTF-8, ASCII, raw text as well as with the hex-viewer.
    • added preview for table entity values.
    03/15/2012 –  Version 1.1.8
    • fixed a bug with the certificate upload.
    • fixed an issue with pasting a multiline value into table storage entity.
    • adding a subscription now automatically adds storage accounts associated with the subscription.

    02/18/2012 –  Version 1.1.5

    • changed the deployment process to use a single well-known container “axdeploy” for package uploads.
    • added the ability to filter log entries by the log level – critical, error, warning etc.

    01/12/2012 –  Version 1.1.4

    • added read-only mode for the table UI to prevent accidental editing. WAD* log tables are opened in read-only mode by default.
    • added the ability to specify a filter expression when exporting table data.

    11/28/2011 –  Version 1.1.0

    • added service bus management capabilities: create and delete service bus queues, topics, subscriptions and rules.
    • added the ability to import subscriptions from a .publishsettings file.

    11/20/2011 –  Version 1.0.87

    • fixed issues with development storage requests.

    10/23/2011 –  Version 1.0.85

    • updated to the latest Azure API (more granular hosted service status messages etc).
    • optimized “Clear Table Data” to fetch only key attributes (using $select) instead of entire entity data.

    08/23/2011 –  Version 1.0.82

    • analytics tables $MetricsTransactionsBlob, $MetricsCapacityBlob etc. are now displayed in the tables list.

    08/17/2011 –  Version 1.0.81

    • fixed a critical authentication bug that prevented getting and setting table service properties.

    08/11/2011 –  Version 1.0.80

    • enabled back/forward navigation using mouse or extended keys.
    • introduced an option of making a snapshot of a blob before overwriting it.
    • added dynamic size calculation for containers and folders.

    08/07/2011 –  Version 1.0.79

    • “$logs” container is now showed in the list of blob containers.
    • storage service properties – such as analytics – can now be set. In order to do that please invoke “Properties” in the context menu for the “Blob Containers”, “Tables” and “Queues” nodes of a particular storage account. The settings will be applied individually to the Blob, Table and Queue storage respectively.

    06/25/2011 –  Version 1.0.70

      added the ability to create and delete storage accounts.
    05/29/2011 –  Version 1.0.60
    • fixed line breaks issues in the Log Viewer.
    • added the ability to see log messages from all instances of a particular role.
    05/24/2011 –  Version 1.0.50
    • added SQL Azure management operations (create/delete server, manage firewall rules)
    • added the ability to create and delete affinity groups.
    • added upload options (press and hold Alt button when uploading a block blob). Upload options currently include gzip compression.
    • blobs with Content-Encoding: gzip will now be decompressed automatically when downloaded or previewed.
    • minor fixes.

    05/16/2011 –  Version 1.0.45

    • added preview capabilities for blobs (preview as text, image or hex).

    04/16/2011 –  Version 1.0.40

    • added a simple Log Viewer. View diagnostic infrastructure Logs,
      Azure and Windows Event Logs of your deployments for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting.

    02/14/2011 –  Version 1.0.30

    • added the ability to configure diagnostic settings for individual role instances.

    01/30/2011 –  Version 1.0.25

    • added the ability to defined custom content types for blobs.
    • “Advanced properties” dialog will now display combined properties for multiple blobs

itor’s review

 

AzureXplorer for Visual Studio is a comprehensive Visual Studio extension for managing your Windows Azure storage accounts and hosted services without ever leaving the development environment. It can create and delete tables. Create, list, delete and edit entities (in single- or multiline mode) of predefined types. It has a convenient inline-editing capabilities of entities similar to SQL Server Management Studio and advanced filtering and querying capabilities.

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