Service Update 4 is now live with database copy, improved help system, and deployment of Microsoft Project Code-Named “Houston” to multiple data centers.
Way to go guys! Good to see the progession in handling the most requested features.
Great, nice to see the DB copy functionality.
Still waiting for FREE TEXT support - when can we expect that?
It is great to see the SQL Azure team constantly improving the service. I think what a lot of people would like to see a feature implemenation road map from the SQL Azure teams' management. This should assist project managers figure out when would be the best time to release thier projects to the SQL Azure platform, based on when the required features become avaliable.
Yeah I have been asking for some sort of roadmap previously. It would really help so that we can plan on when or if we use SQL Azure for production.
Reporting Services is the big requirement for me.
Great,Nice to have the DB backup feature especially for Operations team maintanance tasks.
Yes this is a step in the right direction. Is there a plan in the roadmap for backing up to and restoring from Azure storage. Also will this be in able to handle or migrate existing non Azure backup sets?
I see this as a key migration path for our existing client base.
Would love to hear about this if were looking for blog topics :)
I agree with Savstars, having an idea of a road map is very important to help with product planning. Backup and restore is one of the key things keeping us adopting sql azure at the moment.