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The screenshots used in this series were done in preparation for the SQL event being held on February 26, 2011. You can find out more information about the event here.
Creating a New Server
It is recommended that you add the firewall rule right before you start working and make sure to remove it when you’re done. This just makes sure that your database(s) stay secure at all times.
Creating the Database
For those of you who have MSDN subscriptions or are using the introductory subscription, those only come with a Web Edition database. Just something to keep in mind.
For more information on the differences between the editions, see the SQL Azure FAQs.
If you’re interested in the online Database Manager, click on Manage from the toolbar. We won’t go into that in this walkthrough, but I just wanted to show you that you can actually manage the database online as well as with the SQL tools that you’re already familiar with.
So with the database provisioned, we’re ready to go to the next step.