Here's something I've been meaning to post for a while.
The goal of the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit is to enable a great experience around SQL Server in shared hosting environments.
The toolkit will eventually consist of a suite of tools and services that hosters can deploy for use by their customers. It will also serve as an incubation vehicle for tools that hosting customers can download and use directly, regardless of whether their hoster has deployed the toolkit. See the Project Roadmap for details on where we're going.
- For Hosting Customers
- The Database Publishing Wizard makes it easy to upload databases to hosters.
- For Hosters
- The Database Publishing Services are a set of ASP.NET web services you can easily deploy to make it simple for your customers to deploy SQL Server databases into your environment.
If you're interested in meeting the folks at Microsoft behind this project, check out the Hosting Toolkit Team.