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Video: Introduction to Database Manager for SQL Azure

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 and other technology professionals seeking a straightforward solution to quickly develop, deploy, and manage their data-driven applications in the cloud.  In this session, we will demonstrate the database manager in depth and show how to access it from a web browser, how to create and edit database objects and schema, edit table data, author and execute queries, and much more.

View Introduction to Database Manager for SQL Azure by Eric Chu as a pre-recorded video from PDC 2010.

  • Hi Steve,

    great insight, thanks for this.

    I do long for a full Management Studio support; such as the ability to edit directly in a cell á la the right-click "Edit first 200..." option of the regular Sql database. Is this but a sad dream that will never come true, you think...?

    Also the DAtabase Manager for SQL Azure doesn't allow me to insert a new guid into a guid field; but I rely on guid quite heavily. What's your take on this?

    Thanks a bunch in advance for your comment,


  • Hi Morten,

    I am in the product team that delivered database manager.

    Database manager does have ability to edit directly in the cell, for a table. After selecting a table to edit in the navigation pane, if you click on the Data button in the ribbon above, you will see the data view of a table. You can then select an individual cell and edit its value. You can then press Save button in the ribbon, and the changes will be persisted on the database.

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