Wiki: Sync Framework for SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This document provides best practices on synchronizing SQL Azure with SQL Server.   The wiki article focuses on using the Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for synchronization between an on-premise SQL Server and SQL Azure. Find it here.


Wiki: Getting Started with SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This wiki article provides guidelines on how to sign up for SQL Azure and how to get started creating SQL Azure servers and databases. Read the Wiki Article: Getting Started with SQL Azure 


Wiki: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Queries with SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This paper provides guidelines on the Dynamic Management Views that are available in SQL Azure, and how they can be used for troubleshooting purposes. Read it here. Do you have questions, concerns, comments about the article? Post them below and we will try to address them.


Wiki: Security Guidelines for SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Available in the wiki section of TechNet, this document provides basic requirements for both server side as well as client-side settings to enable secure connectivity to Microsoft SQL Azure. Learn about best practices for administrating logins and adjusting to SQL Azure firewall and internal firewalls. Read…


Wiki: Scaling out with SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Dinakar Nethi has written this article about scaling SQL Azure with vertical and horizontal partitioning.  This article provides an overview on some scale out strategies, challenges with scaling out on-premise and how you can benefit with scaling out with SQL Azure.  Read the article here. Do…


Wiki: Developing and Deploying with SQL Azure

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This document provides guidelines on how to deploy an existing on-premise SQL Server database into SQL Azure. It also discusses best practices related to data migration. Click here to read it.


Wiki: SQL Azure vs. SQL Server

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] This paper in the wiki section of TechNet compares SQL Azure Database with SQL Server in terms of logical administration vs. physical administration, provisioning, Transact-SQL support, data storage, SSIS, along with other features and capabilities. Read It Here: SQL Azure vs. SQL Server


Wiki: SQL Azure FAQ Available

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] Our SQL Azure FAQ is available on the wiki section of TechNet. The paper addresses some of the frequently asked questions from our customers. You can read it here.