This is a list of the currently published SQL Azure Papers

SQL Azure FAQ   

SQL Azure Database is a cloud based relational database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides 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. This document addresses some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/05/08/10007910.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/sql-azure-faq.aspx

Comparing SQL Azure with SQL Server

SQL Azure Database is a cloud based relational database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides 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. This paper provides an architectural overview of SQL Azure Database, and describes how you can use SQL Azure to augment your existing on-premises data infrastructure or as your complete database solution.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/05/12/10011765.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/comparing-sql-server-with-sql-azure.aspx

 

Developing & Deploying with SQL Azure  

This document provides guidelines on how to deploy an existing on-premise SQL Server database into SQL Azure and guidelines around best practices during data migration.


Paper:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/06/01/10018449.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/developing-and-deploying-with-sql-azure.aspx

 

Security Guidelines with SQL Server   

SQL Azure Database is a cloud database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing 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. This document provides an overview of security guidelines for customers connecting to SQL Azure Database, and building secure applications on SQL Azure.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/06/16/10026091.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/security-guidelines-for-sql-azure.aspx

 

Scaling out with SQL Azure   

SQL Azure Database is a cloud database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing 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. This paper provides an overview on some scale out strategies, challenges with scaling out on-premise and how you can benefit with scaling out with SQL Azure.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/06/08/10021865.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/scaling-out-with-sql-azure.aspx

 

Troubleshooting & Optimizing Queries with SQL Azure  

SQL Azure Database is a cloud based relational database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing 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. This paper provides guidelines on the Dynamic Management Views that are available in SQL Azure and how they can be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/06/28/10031717.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/troubleshooting-and-optimizing-queries-with-sql-azure.aspx

 

Sync Framework for SQL Azure  

SQL Azure Database is a cloud database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides web-facing 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. This document is not intended to provide comprehensive information on SQL Azure Data Sync. However, the intent is to provide best practices guidelines on synchronizing SQL Azure with SQL Server and to supplement the information available at the links in the References section.

Paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/08/06/10047036.aspx
MS TechNet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/sync-framework-for-sql-azure.aspx