Create a SQL Server 2014 Database directly on Azure Blob storage with SQLXI

Last week, at SQL PASS summit, Microsoft announced availability of SQL Server 2014 CTP2, highlighting the following items: SQL Server 2014 CTP2 release – a feature complete CTP with new capabilities and enhancements for In-Memory technology that drives mission critical performance as well as new enhancements for hybrid cloud scenarios including backup to Windows Azure…

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New Azure FastTrack VM image for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 (FTDW)

Hi all, I already covered in details, only five days ago, what is inside “Fast Track” VM available in the Azure Image Gallery in my previous blog post: Deep-dive on New Azure FastTrack VM image (FTDW) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/igorpag/archive/2013/10/11/deep-dive-on-new-azure-fasttrack-vm-image-ftdw.aspx In that post, I described the SQL Server 2012 version, but since this morning a new VM with…

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Deep-dive on New Azure FastTrack VM image (FTDW)

If you are a regular Azure VM Image Gallery visitor like me, probably you noticed that we recently introduced a new image called “SQL Server 2012 SP1 for data warehousing on WS 2012”: That’s really nice, I can deploy in few minutes a fully configured Azure VM as dictated by “Fast Track” architecture best practices! For…

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