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Azure SDK for .NET

This repository contains official .NET libraries for Azure services. You can find NuGet packages for these libraries here.

Getting started

To get started with a library, see the file located in the library's project folder. You can find these library folders grouped by service in the /sdk directory.

For tutorials, samples, quick starts, and other documentation, go to Azure for .NET Developers.

Packages available

Each service might have a number of libraries available from each of the following categories discussed below:

Client: July 2019 Preview

New wave of packages that we are currently releasing in preview. These libraries follow the Azure SDK Design Guidelines for .NET and share a number of core features such as HTTP retries, logging, transport protocols, authentication protocols, etc., so that once you learn how to use these features in one client library, you will know how to use them in other client libraries. You can learn about these shared features at Azure.Core.

These preview libraries can be easily identified by their folder, package, and namespaces names starting with 'Azure', e.g. Azure.Storage.Blobs.

The libraries released in the July 2019 preview:

NOTE: If you need to ensure your code is ready for production, use one of the stable libraries.

Client: Stable

Last stable versions of packages that are production-ready. These libraries provide similar functionalities to the preview packages, as they allow you to use and consume existing resources and interact with them, for example: upload a storage blob. Stable library directories typically contain 'Microsoft.Azure' in their names, e.g. 'Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault'.


Libraries which enable you to provision specific server resources. They are directly mirroring Azure service's REST endpoints. Management library directories typically contain the word 'Management' in their names, e.g. 'Microsoft.Azure.Management.Storage'.

Need help?


For details on contributing to this repository, see the contributing guide.

This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

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This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

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