SQL Azure v.Next – What features do you want to see?

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Hi Folks, Each and every time we are out speaking with customers, we always make sure we thank them for the incredible feedback they have given us. As I have said before, and will continue to say, it’s our awesome users that have shaped SQL Azure…

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Video: What is SQL Azure Database?

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] We have posted a new “What is SQL Azure Database” video. It gives a great, high-level overview of the service. Check it out here.  

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SQL Server Management Studio R2 CTP download links

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Hi folks, As promised, here are the download links for SSMS in 32bit and 64bit flavors. The full download of SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP can be found here. I’ll post some walkthroughs of SSMS in the coming days. 6 days to PDC – W00t!!!!…

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SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure!!!

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Hi Folks, Just a quick post to let you know that the long awaited build of SQL Server Management Studio with support for SQL Azure is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be generally available for the rest of the world as of…

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SQL Azure Portal issue this week

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Hi Everyone, We received an inquiry earlier this week about a user who was trying to access the SQL Azure Portal and was unable to log in. I want to take a quick moment to respond broadly just incase anyone else had the same experience. There…

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SQL Azure at PASS Summit 2009

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This upcoming week, PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) will be holding its annual summit in Seattle, WA. The summit runs from November 2nd through the 5th and, as described on the website, provides: In-depth technical sessions all focused on SQL Server Unparalleled access to the…

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Windows Azure Platform Launch Update

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] In October 2008 at our Professional Developer Conference we opened the Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Azure platform (Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services).  The CTP has been invaluable in terms of shaping many aspects of the Windows Azure platform. PDC 2009 is…

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Updated CTP for SQL Azure Database includes complete feature set for PDC 2009!

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] A few short weeks ago we announced the SQL Azure Database August CTP. Since the announcement, tens of thousands in the community have signed up for the service and have provided us with a tremendous amount of positive feedback. Today, the SQL Azure Database October CTP…

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Try SQL Azure Database CTP Today

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Check out the free trial of Microsoft® SQL Azure Database Community Technology Preview (CTP).  SQL Azure Database, a part of the Windows Azure platform, is a cloud-based database service built on Microsoft SQL Server technology.   With SQL Azure organizations will benefit from a pay-as-you grow model…

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SQL Azure MSDN Documentation

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Just a quick post. As I am sure some of you have noticed, the SQL Azure MSDN documentation is live and can be found here. This is an important milestone as we get ready for the upcoming CTP and go live later this year. The documentation…

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