Blain Barton offers up the twenty-second post in the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud Series with Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure.   This post gives you step-by-step guidance on installing a SQL Server VM in Windows Azure, attaching storage, and implementing the AdventureWorks database (which could be YOUR data instead.)  Check it out.

STEP 1 – Sign up for a FREE 90 Day Trial Windows Azure account and start your journey to learning

STEP 2 – Download an evaluation copy of System Center 2012 SP1 for your lab to get familiar with App Controller and the other components of System Center 2012

STEP 3 – Sign up for a FREE Microsoft Virtual Academy eLearning account to take FREE TRAINING on Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 at your own pace

STEP 4 – Catch up on this blog series on Windows Azure IaaS by remembering the shortened URL http://aka.ms/IaaSSeries and come back at your leisure

The direct link to this blog article is here

Enjoy!