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  • Question

  • I'm trying to find a good client to manage table storage, both local and in cloud.  I used http://azurestorageexplorer.codeplex.com/ but found it not very user friendly when you have many different types created in the same table. 

    So I searched and found Win Azure Management Tool (MMC) http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazuremmc.  I'm new to this, after I install it, I could not launch it, it gave an error "MMC could not create the snap-in."

    For those of you who are using this MMC, how do you get it to work?  Or any other good clients that can help manage Azure storage?

    Thank you,

    Ray.

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 2:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ray,

    Putting aside my "obvious" bias for our products, if you're looking at free tools to manage Azure Storage I would recommend you take a look at ClumsyLeaf's TableXplorer (http://clumsyleaf.com/products/tablexplorer ) and CloudXplorer (http://clumsyleaf.com/products/cloudxplorer ) products. You can also look at our Cloud Storage Studio/e product which is a silverlight based client to manage Azure Storage but it does not allow you to connect to development storage + we've not worked on that product for ages.. I've not personally used Azure MMC plugin so I will not be able to comment on that. As a side note, our Cloud Storage Studio allows you to use the application even after trial expires though it will only let you connect to the development storage only. So you can continue to use Cloud Storage Studio even after the trial expires.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Gaurav

    • Marked as answer by Mog Liang Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:42 AM
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 4:58 AM

All replies

  • Ray,

    What operating system are you using? The Windows Azure MMC tool is not supported on several operating systems.

    Have a look at this thread, which the coordinator states that there's a bug which fails to detect the build version of Windows correctly in configuration: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazuremmc/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=2151


    -Ira Bell
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:04 PM
  • Hi Ira,

    Thank you for your help.  I'm using Win7 64bit, Azure SDK1.3.  I found a related post, http://dunnry.com/blog/CommentView,guid,bde201b9-41f0-48b1-8a0e-b5f197ed4cb4.aspx  But still no luck in figuring out how to get it to work.  Did you get it to work?

    Thank you,

    Ray.

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:15 PM
  • Ray, 

    We have Dev environments for various SDKs and .NET Libraries. Could you fire up a VM on your Win7 box and quickly install the Azure SDK1.2 to see if you could get that to work? You could potentially only use the VM for that use and allocate very little memory to it. Or, better yet, you could modify the MMC DLLs like this guy is recommending within the VM (which I admit is quite scary) and see if you could get it working. That'd be an awesome step-by-step blog! 


    -Ira Bell
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:23 PM
  • Hi Ray,

    Take a look at this blog post by Windows Azure Storage team: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2010/04/17/windows-azure-storage-explorers.aspx . It has a list of all the available storage explorers in the market today (both free and commercial).

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Gaurav Mantri

    Cerebrata Software

    http://www.cerebrata.com

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:38 PM
  • @Ira, I installed MMC on another machine I have which got SDK1.2 on it, still did not work.  Give up for now ...

    @Gaurav, Thank you for your input.  I saw that and am wondering which FREE one would you recommend on that list?

    Thank you,

    Ray.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:18 PM
  • Hi Ray,

    Putting aside my "obvious" bias for our products, if you're looking at free tools to manage Azure Storage I would recommend you take a look at ClumsyLeaf's TableXplorer (http://clumsyleaf.com/products/tablexplorer ) and CloudXplorer (http://clumsyleaf.com/products/cloudxplorer ) products. You can also look at our Cloud Storage Studio/e product which is a silverlight based client to manage Azure Storage but it does not allow you to connect to development storage + we've not worked on that product for ages.. I've not personally used Azure MMC plugin so I will not be able to comment on that. As a side note, our Cloud Storage Studio allows you to use the application even after trial expires though it will only let you connect to the development storage only. So you can continue to use Cloud Storage Studio even after the trial expires.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Gaurav

    • Marked as answer by Mog Liang Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:42 AM
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 4:58 AM