We have just released new best practices documentation for SQL Azure under the MSDN heading SQL Azure Business Continuity. The documentation explains the basic SQL Azure disaster recovery/backup mechanisms, and best practices to achieve advanced disaster recovery capabilities beyond the default capabilities. This new article explains how you can achieve business continuity in SQL Azure to enable you to recover from data loss caused by failure of individual servers, devices or network connectivity; corruption, unwanted modification or deletion of data; or even widespread loss of data center facilities.  We encourage all SQL Azure developers to review this best practices documentation.