How Microsoft helps you NOT break your Windows Azure Application: Storage Services Versioning

One of the advantages of using Windows Azure to run your code is that you don’t have to constantly manage upgrades on your platform. While that’s a big advantage indeed, it immediately brings up the question – how do the upgrades happen? Microsoft upgrades the Azure platform in periodic increments, and the components that are…

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Side-By-Side Installations – What gets changed?

I was asked yesterday if it was “OK” to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a system that already had SQL Server 2008, but without upgrading. In other words, they wanted to keep both versions of SQL Server running at the different levels. That’s supported; and it’s called a “side-by-side” installation. that means you’ll end…

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