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  • Blog Post: Video How To: Synchronize and Share Data

    This walkthrough shows how to use SQL Azure Data Sync to provide bi-directional synchronization and data-management capabilities with on-premises and cloud databases. The video covers both the benefits and features of SQL Azure and explains how businesses can use SQL Azure Data Sync to share information...
  • Blog Post: Video How-To: Creating Line of Business Applications using SQL Azure

    This walkthrough explains how to easily create Line of Business (LOB) applications for the cloud by using Visual Studio LightSwitch and SQL Azure. The video highlights the benefits of Visual Studio LightSwitch and explains how you can quickly create powerful and interactive Silverlight applications with...
  • Blog Post: Video How-To: Extending SQL Azure to Microsoft Applications

    This walkthrough demonstrates how easy it is to extend, share, and integrate SQL Azure data with Microsoft applications via an OData service. The video starts by reviewing the benefits of using SQL Azure, then goes on to show you how to enable cloud application to expose the data via an OData service...
  • Blog Post: Introducing OData: Data Access for the Web, Cloud, Devices, and More

    David Chappell recently completed a whitepaper on OData that I encourage you to take a look at. You can view it here , or download a PDF version. David does an outstanding job providing an overview of OData, the problems it solves, practical usage scenarios, and a look at the protocol itself. ...
  • Blog Post: Video How To: Advanced Business Intelligence with Cloud Data

    We’ve created a new readiness video that introduces some of the features of SQL Azure Reporting and demonstrates the use of advanced analytical tools, such as using SQL Azure data with Excel and PowerPivot. Specifically, users will learn how to use SQL Azure data with Excel and create two pivot...
  • Blog Post: Video How To: Business Intelligence with Cloud Data

    This walkthrough discusses how businesses can take business intelligence to the cloud with SQL Azure. The video covers the benefits of SQL Azure—including the ability to establish business intelligence without adding hardware costs or IT overhead—and it also introduces SQL Azure Reporting...
  • Blog Post: Working with SQL Azure using .NET

    In this quick 10 minute video, you'll get an understanding of how to work with SQL Azure using .NET to create a web application. I'll demonstrate this using the latest technologies from Microsoft, including ASP.NET MVC3 and Entity Framework. Although the walkthrough utilizes Entity Framework, the...
  • Blog Post: Securing SQL Azure

    In this brief 10 minute video, I will demonstrate how to use the security features in SQL Azure to control access to your cloud database. This walkthrough shows how to create a secure connection to a database server, how to manage SQL Azure database settings on the firewall, and how to create and map...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure at a Glance

    In this quick 10 minute video, you’ll get a quick overview and good understanding of the flexibility of the SQL Azure services. The power behind SQL Azure is how it can be used to create many new cloud-based applications, and also extend the reach of data with hybrid applications that connect both...
  • Blog Post: Migration Week Part II of II: On Premises Migration Video

    One of the great things about SQL Azure is how easy it is to get up and running. If you have SQL Server experience, the process is even smoother. Check out this short 10 minute video where I'll walk you through step-by-step the process to migrate an existing on-premises SQL Server Database to SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: Migration Week Part I of II: Access Migration Video

    We've talked to many customers and partners who have started using SQL Azure to migrate departmental and desktop application data to the cloud to take advantage of the managed database services of SQL Azure for high availability and reliability, and as a spearhead for their cloud data strategy to share...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Pricing Explained

    We created a quick 10 minute video that provides an overview of the pricing meters and billing associated with using SQL Azure. The pricing model for SQL Azure is one of the most straightforward in the industry - it's basically just a function of database size and amount of data going in and out of our...
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