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During the Day 2 keynote at the SQL PASS Summit 2011 this morning, Microsoft announced a number of updates, including some much requested advancements to SQL Azure.
Key announcements on SQL Azure included the availability of new CTPs for SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync, as well as a look at the upcoming Q4 2011 Service Release for SQL Azure. Details on each of these announcements can be found below, with additional posts coming from Greg Leake later this week with in-depth details, so check back often!
The SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release will be available by end of 2011 and is aimed at simplifying elastic scale out needs.
Key features include:
Previously only available to a limited number of customers, today’s updated CTP release is broadly available and delivers on the promise of BI capabilities in the cloud.
Key new features include:
SQL Azure Data Sync simplifies the ability to connect on-premises and cloud environments to enable hybrid IT environments.
Together, these updates help address the latest needs we are hearing from customers and enable new scenarios in the cloud in a simple, flexible way. To begin taking advantage of the SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync CTPs, simply access these new releases via the Windows Azure Management Portal. And check back later this morning and again tomorrow for Greg Leake’s detailed posts on these announcements!
Click here for more information about Windows Azure and SQL Azure sessions at PASS Summit 2011. Click here to watch demonstrations of many of these new features, made during the PASS Summit keynote by Quentin Clark, corporate vice president, SQL Server Database System Group at Microsoft.