Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
The Windows Azure cloud presents many new opportunities for database developers seeking to build next-generation, cloud-connected applications. As a new cloud paradigm, Windows Azure provides two core relational database technologies for applications that require relational data storage with transactional capabilities. The first is Windows Azure SQL Database, and the second is running SQL Server inside a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. Both are based on SQL Server, and so existing SQL Server skills and knowledge transfer well to Windows Azure.
With that said, I have compiled a short list of some recent technical articles that I think developers will find very useful. The list below is certainly not exhaustive; and in fact I highly recommend developers and IT professionals spend some time browsing MSDN Library content covering SQL Database within Windows Azure. Here are links to three recent articles I find useful: