Azure Storage Connected Services
An Azure storage account is a secure account that gives you access to several different types of Azure Storage Services.
The Azure Storage Connected Service provide designtime tools, within Visual Studio to configure the Azure Storage Service, create, and/or consume a Storage Account, and configure your Visual Studio project to consume Azure Storage.
Upon completion, the Azure Storage Connected Service will provide guidance for how to complete the configuration of your project to meet the scenarios you need.
About Azure Storage
Before you can create a storage account, you must have an Azure subscription, which is a plan that gives you access to a variety of Azure services. You can create up to 100 uniquely named storage accounts with a single subscription. See Storage Pricing Details for information on volume pricing.
You can get started with Azure with a free trial. Once you decide to purchase a plan, you can choose from a variety of purchase options. If you’re an MSDN subscriber, you get free monthly credits that you can use with Azure services, including Azure Storage.
Standard Storage Accounts
A standard storage account gives you access to Blob storage, Table storage, Queue storage, and File storage:
Each standard storage account can contain up to 500 TB of combined blob, queue, table, and file data. See the Azure Storage Scalability and Performance Targets for details about standard storage account capacity.