#1 Connectivity to SQL Azure

November 13, 2009

I’m enjoying the weekend, with Microsoft SQL Server R2 November CTP and its new features from Database engine features to Analysis Services features, Reporting Service features, etc…

I’ll post a series about those features en shaaa ALLAH in the next days, but let’s begin with Database engine features
#1 connectivity to SQL Azure: what’s SQL Azure? is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server® technologies. To learn more about SQL Azure press here

First you need to have Microsoft SQL Server R2 November CTP, get all about it from here and SQL Azure account (I got it from Microsoft Connect)

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Open SSMS, and using your Azure account (Server name, username and password) try to login
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Want to learn SQL Server Data Services (SDS)?

September 9, 2009

Overview of Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an overview of SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).

The topics covered in the clinic include:
– Introduction to SSDS
– SSDS Object Model
– Working with SSDS

More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=cbe836be-394e-4a23-9f87-5d12127cccd5&clang=en-US&brand=Learning

Developing an Application for Microsoft SQL Server Data Services
This 1-hour online clinic provides SQL Server developers who are experienced in implementing database solutions with an explanation of the knowledge and skills required to develop an application in SQL Server Data Services (SSDS).

Topics covered in the clinic include:
– Building an SSDS Application
– Enhancing an SSDS Application

More on: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=9b2d7204-9f2e-4657-a4c7-0952b32ae081&clang=en-US&brand=Learning

More on SQL Azure Database: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/data.mspx