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A Microsoft Azure blob is the storage abstraction allowing you to store files such as documents, images, music, and videos. This video explains how to use the .NET client library to secure and manipulate blobs. It also shows how to leverage blob features to build scalable apps including conditional operations, optimistic concurrency, snapshots, leases, segmented queries, and how to simulate subdirectory hierarchies. You'll also learn how to use block and page blobs effectively to save money managing your cloud data.