Microsoft SQL Azure provides cloud-based relational database functionality as a utility service. Cloud-based database solutions such as SQL Azure can provide many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead. A new document addressing some of the questions that customers ask most frequently is now available for download, from the Microsoft Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc9536c-c548-453a-92b8-c6614c63a26e&displayLang=en