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  • SQL Azure Team Blog

    Video: Introduction to SQL Azure Data Sync

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    In this session we will show you how SQL Azure Data Sync enables on-premises SQL Server data to be easily shared with SQL Azure allowing you to extend your on-premises data to begin creating new cloud-based applications. Using SQL Azure Data sync’s...
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    Video: Introduction to Database Manager for SQL Azure

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    The database manager for SQL Azure (previously known as Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston”) is a lightweight and easy to use database management tool for SQL Azure databases. The web-based tool is designed specifically for Web developers...
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    Video: Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting

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    With the preview release of new SQL Azure Reporting capabilities, developers can now take advantage of familiar tools and development techniques to build reporting capabilities embedded within your Windows Azure Platform application. This new service...
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    Video: What's New in SQL Azure?

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    SQL Azure is Microsoft’s cloud data platform. Initially offering a relational database as a service, there are new enhancements to the user experience and additions to the relational data services provided. Most notably, updates to SQL Azure Data...
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    PDC 2010 Announcements

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    Today at PDC we are excited to announce a number of exciting new features related to SQL Azure which are designed to further build out our platform and reduce complexity in building and managing applications. Today we are announcing. SQL Azure Reporting...
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    What to Watch and How to Stay Connected at PDC10

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    With PDC10 right around the corner, we wanted to help you quickly find all the SQL Azure related information (announcements, blog posts, sessions, videos, tweets) in one place, so we have created a dedicated page, available at - http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Video: Interacting with a SQL Azure Database

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    In the first video , Your First SQL Azure Database, we created a new blank SQL Azure database in the cloud. In this second part, learn how to provision your database with tables and basic queries using Transact-SQL and additional tools including Visual...
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    Video: SQL Azure: Creating Your First Database

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    This video is a brief tutorial that walks through the three steps to create a SQL Azure database and provision a simple database. Alternative direct link to Microsoft Showcase Site: Creating Your First Database .
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    Wiki: Gaining Performance Insight into SQL Azure

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    This article discusses how to gain insight into exactly what Transact-SQL statements are being submitted to the SQL Azure, and how the SQL Azure accesses the database to return result sets. Read the Wiki Article: Gaining Performance Insight into...
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    Service Update 5 Released to Production

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    Service Update 5 for SQL Azure is now live in all datacenters worldwide. This release primarily focused on delivering internal operational improvements to enable future feature additions. As part of this update, SQL Azure now provides support for the...
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    SQL Azure Sessions at PDC 2010

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    The session list for the sold out PDC 2010 two day conference in Redmond have been posted here . The SQL Azure sessions announced on the PDC 2010 web site are listed below. Building Offline Applications using the Sync Framework and SQL Azure Nina...
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    Wiki: Billing Numbers Directly From Transact-SQL

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    SQL Azure exposes two Dynamic Managed Views called sys.database_usage and sys.bandwidth_usage that show you the activity for your account. This wiki article shows you how to use them to understand your account usage from a billing perspective. Read...
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    SQL Azure to SQL Azure Synchronization

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    We have blogged in the past about SQL Azure to SQL Azure synchronization using Data Sync Service for SQL Azure ( Introduction to Data Sync Service for SQL Azure ). However what if Data Sync Service doesn’t do exactly what you want? It stands...
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    Porting the MVC Music Store to SQL Azure

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    The MVC Music Store is an outstanding tutorial application built on ASP.NET MVC 2. It's a lightweight sample store which sells albums online, demonstrating ASP.NET MVC 2's productivity features and data access via Entity Framework 4. You can find it in...
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    SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization

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    Another wiki article has been published in the wiki section of TechNet entitled: “SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization”. This article shows how to use the 2.1 version of the Sync Framework to write a console application to synchronize...
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    Wiki: New Wiki Articles Available

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    There have been five new articles published to the wiki section of TechNet: Current Options for Backing up Data with SQL Azure - This article covers the current backup operations for SQL Azure. Moving Access Data To The Cloud - This article...
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    Windows Azure Sync Service Demo Available for Download

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    The Sync Framework team has publish the Windows Azure Sync Service Demo, a complete sample that shows you how to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an Internet connection. The sample uses Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 deployed to a Windows...
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    Video: SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization using Sync Framework 2.1

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    In this webcast Liam Cavanagh shows you how you can extend the capabilities of these solutions by writing custom sync applications to enable bi-directional data synchronization between SQL Server and SQL Azure enabling you to add customization to...
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    White Paper: SQL Azure: Connection Management in SQL Azure

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    There is a newly released white paper in the TechNet Wiki entitled: "SQL Azure: Connection Management in SQL Azure". SQL Azure provides a large-scale multi-tenant database service on shared resources. In order to provide a good experience to all SQL...
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    Video: Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1

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    This week we will be focusing on the Sync Framework and to kick it off Liam Cavanagh has posted a webcast entitled "Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1 ". In this video he shows you how to modify the code from the original...
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    Data Access Guidance

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    When considering how your application will connect to SQL Azure, there’s a variety of technologies, patterns, and architectures to consider. Recently the ADO.NET team published a “ Summary of Data Access Guidance ” on the MSDN Data...
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