If you plan on attending TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin from November 8th-12th there are several opportunities to learn more about SQL Azure and meet with members of the engineering team. The following SQL Azure sessions will be presented:

COS211-IS - Introducing SQL Azure Reporting: New solutions and businesses opportunities enabled on Azure

Russell Humphries

If you are building Business Intelligence solutions you must not miss this chalk talk. If you work for an ISV or SI, you will learn about new business opportunities and solutions that you can build on SQL Azure Reporting. If you work for an IT organization, you will learn about cost-savings and the benefits of cloud-scale reporting.

COS222 - What’s New in Microsoft SQL Azure

David Robinson

SQL Azure provides a highly available and scalable relational database engine in the cloud. In this demo-intensive and interactive session, we learn how to build Web applications quickly with SQL Azure Databases and familiar Web technologies. We also demonstrate several new enhancements we have added to SQL Azure, based on the feedback we’ve received from the community since launching the service earlier this year.

COS327 - Migrating Applications to Microsoft SQL Azure

David Robinson

Are you looking to migrate your on-premises applications and database from MySql or other RDBMs to SQL Azure? Or are you simply focused on the easiest ways to get your SQL Server database up to SQL Azure? In this session we cover two fundamental areas: application data access tier and the database schema+data. In Part 1 we dive into application data-access tier, covering common migration issues, as well as best practices that will help make your data-access tier more resilient in the cloud and on SQL Azure. In Part 2 the focus is on database migration. We go through migrating schema and data, taking a look at tools and techniques for efficient transfer of schema through Management Studio and Data-Tier Application (DAC). We then discover efficient ways of moving small and large data into SQL Azure through tools like SSIS and BCP, and close with a glimpse into what is in store in future for easing migration of applications into SQL Azure.

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These specific sessions and many others about cloud computing with the Windows Azure Platform and additional hands on labs using SQL Azure will be featured at TechEd Europe 2010. Find out more at the TechEd Europe 2010 web site.