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  • Blog Post: Overview of SQL Azure DataSync

    SQL Azure Data Sync provides a cloud based synchronization service built on top of the Microsoft Sync Framework. It provides bi-directional data synchronization and capabilities to easily share data across SQL Azure instances and multiple data centers. Last week Russ Herman posted a step-by-step walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Understanding Data Storage Offerings on the Windows Azure Platform

    Larry Franks has published an article in the wiki section of TechNet called: “ Understanding Data Storage Offerings on the Windows Azure Platform ”. This article describes the data storage offerings available on the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure Storage: Tables, Queues, Blobs and our...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Inside SQL Azure

    Interested in how SQL Azure works on the inside? The SQL Azure team has just published a white paper in the wiki section of TechNet called: “ Inside SQL Azure ”. The paper examines the internals of the SQL Azure databases, and how they are managed in the Microsoft Data Centers, to provide...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Gaining Performance Insight into SQL Azure

    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 SQL Azure
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Billing Numbers Directly From Transact-SQL

    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 the Billing Numbers Directly From Transact-SQL .
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure to SQL Azure Synchronization

    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 to reason that the Service will be adding more...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization

    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 SQL Azure with on-premises SQL Servers. The Sync...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: New Wiki Articles Available

    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 walks through how to use the SQL Server Migration...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Sync Framework for SQL Azure

    This document provides best practices on synchronizing SQL Azure with SQL Server. The wiki article focuses on using the Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for synchronization between an on-premise SQL Server and SQL Azure. Find it here .
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Getting Started with SQL Azure

    This wiki article provides guidelines on how to sign up for SQL Azure and how to get started creating SQL Azure servers and databases. Read the Wiki Article: Getting Started with SQL Azure
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Queries with SQL Azure

    This paper provides guidelines on the Dynamic Management Views that are available in SQL Azure, and how they can be used for troubleshooting purposes. Read it here . Do you have questions, concerns, comments about the article? Post them below and we will try to address them.
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Security Guidelines for SQL Azure

    Available in the wiki section of TechNet, this document provides basic requirements for both server side as well as client-side settings to enable secure connectivity to Microsoft SQL Azure. Learn about best practices for administrating logins and adjusting to SQL Azure firewall and internal firewalls...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Scaling out with SQL Azure

    Dinakar Nethi has written this article about scaling SQL Azure with vertical and horizontal partitioning. This article provides an overview on some scale out strategies, challenges with scaling out on-premise and how you can benefit with scaling out with SQL Azure. Read the article here . Do you...
  • Blog Post: Wiki: Developing and Deploying with SQL Azure

    This document provides guidelines on how to deploy an existing on-premise SQL Server database into SQL Azure. It also discusses best practices related to data migration. Click here to read it.
  • Blog Post: Wiki: SQL Azure vs. SQL Server

    This paper in the wiki section of TechNet compares SQL Azure Database with SQL Server in terms of logical administration vs. physical administration, provisioning, Transact-SQL support, data storage, SSIS, along with other features and capabilities. Read It Here: SQL Azure vs. SQL Server
  • Blog Post: Wiki: SQL Azure FAQ Available

    Our SQL Azure FAQ is available on the wiki section of TechNet. The paper addresses some of the frequently asked questions from our customers. You can read it here .
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