This topic explains what a storage account is and discusses some of the main concepts of storage in Windows Azure, like geo-replication and affinity groups.
How to guides
This guide explains how to create a storage account, which gives you access to Windows Azure Blob, Table, and Queue services.
This guide explains how to manage geo-replication on a storage account, how to work with storage access keys, which are required for authenticated-access to storage services on Windows Azure, and how to delete a storage account.
This guide explains how to monitor a storage account, including how to customize monitoring in the Management Portal, and how to configure logging for in-depth troubleshooting.