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Just like the fine Sydney weather today, some great announcements about our SQL Azure Cloud offering
SQL Azure Extends to 50 GB SQL Azure database is now extending from 10GB to 50GB size of database storage capacity. With 50 GB capacity now available, customers can have much broader use of the SQL Azure highly available, relational database service for many of their LOB business applications...
8 Jun 2010
SQL Azure Service Update 4
Service Update 4 is now live with database copy, improved help system, and deployment of Microsoft Project Code-Named “Houston” to multiple data centers. Support for database copy: Database copy allows you to make a real-time complete snapshot of your database into a different server in the data...
29 Aug 2010
Thinking about moving your database to the cloud
To help you evaluate your SQL Server database(s) readiness to move onto our public offering – SQL Azure, we have made available a new experimental online service - SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment on SQL Azure Labs. This services checks compatibility of your schema. To use this service you need...
5 Jan 2012
Administering the Cloud database using your browser–Silverlight style :)
The SQL Azure Labs site recently made available CTP1 of Project Houston. Through this Silverlight enabled site you can manage a SQL Azure database. You can create objects tables, stored procs, write TSQL queries and view results. So if you are looking for a way to administer a SQL Azure database and...
24 Jul 2010
When it rain it pours…well that saying definitely applies to the Windows/SQL Azure Cloud
As you no doubt are aware the Developer conference PDC is taking at Microsoft HQ Redmond Campus. During this conference there have been major announcements on our cloud (Windows and SQL Azure) offerings. In this post I have summarised these and included key links on how you can start taking advantage...
28 Oct 2010
From the Ground to the Sky – SQL Azure Migration Wizard
Many of you maybe playing around with your CTP invitations for SQL Azure and wondering how to get your current on premises databases into the cloud. Some options you have probably used: Script out the database and modify these scripts quite a lot to recreate the objects in the cloud Once you have got...
11 Sep 2009
SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure Whitepapers
Kerberos/Double hop with SSRS From a infrastructure implementation of Microsoft BI solutions, one of the most difficult things to get right can be authentication between multiple servers in a scale out solution. This is known as the ‘double hop’ situation. A new white paper released in April 2010 outlines...
1 Jun 2010
Migrate from MySQL/Access to SQL Azure or SQL Server with ease!
Microsoft announced today the release of the first version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL! Along with this release, Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with the latest v4.2 release. SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL is the...
16 Aug 2010
What? You still think RAC is the answer for your high end database platform requirements even with SQL Server 2012 & SQL Azure now released! Time to think again
If you really have a requirement for scaling out your database workload today then an option that is available to you is the public cloud with SQL Azure. This enables you to future proof your architecture and manage the scale without the complexity and overhead of managing the infrastructure. You can...
12 Apr 2012
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