Sharding With SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Earlier this week we published a whitepaper entitled Sharding with SQL Azure to the TechNet wiki.  In the paper, Michael Heydt and Michael Thomassy discuss the best practices and patterns to select when using horizontal partitioning and sharding with your applications. Specific guidance shared in the whitepaper:…

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Using the Database Manager from the Management Portal

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] The Windows Azure Platform Management Portal allows you to manage all your Windows Azure platform resources from a single location – including your SQL Azure database; for more information about see Zane Adam’s blog post. One of the nuances of using the Management Portal, is that…

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