The annoying thing about cloud services like SQL Azure is that they keep changing as more features are added.

The great thing about cloud services like SQL Azure is that they keep changing as more features are added.

So if I write post about version x of SQL Server that has some value while that version is still being used somewhere however with SQL Azure when the service changes the old version. This catches a lot of people out including Microsofties like me, and my good friend Alan le Marquand who owns a lot of the content on the excellent new Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is no exception.  He posted up the SQL Azure content for internal review and got feedback that it was already out of date, so he asked me to do reshoot part of it.

Essentially the SQL Azure interface has now changed to integrate it with other Azure services and to bring in the lightweight management tool introduced as Project Houston.  If you go into MVA you can watch my me setting up the firewall rules..

As well as this I need to post a quarterly update on SQL Azure to explain what’s changed and what’s coming next, so adding that to my Outlook to do list now.