SQL Azure Security Guidelines

From the Microsoft Download Center, 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. You can download the document here. Bill Zack Technorati Tags: SQL Azure

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta Available in July 2010

Microsoft announced Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta would be available in July. We will keep you posted when updates on the release schedule are available. Also, Microsoft announced availability of SQL Azure 50GB offering, Silverlight PivotViewer and Bing Maps SDK. For see Bob Muglia’s keynote and…

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SQL Azure Best Practices

The SQL Azure team has produced this video on best practices for using  the SQL Azure cloud database.  It walks you through the creation of a database and how to build an application that consumes it step-by-step. It also look at importing and exporting data, and reporting. Time is also spent looking at strategies for…

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Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

The Microsoft Sync Framework team has just announced the public preview of our new Data Sync Service for SQL Azure.      Some of you might have heard of our Project “Huron”.  This is our vision of creating a Data Hub in the cloud to provide users with the ability to seamlessly share and collaborate…

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SQL Azure Quick Links

This blog post is a work in progress that gives you easy links to SQL Azure resources. The SQL Azure team will be updating it frequently with current links and additional resources. Make sure to book mark it. Bill Zack Technorati Tags: SQL Azure

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On-Line Clinic: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Azure

This two-hour on-line SQL Azure clinic explores the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Azure. It covers: Understanding the SQL Azure Platform Designing Applications for SQL Azure Migrating Applications to SQL Azure Achieving Scale with SQL Azure Users completing this collection should have a basic understanding of SQL Server and relational database systems. At the end of…

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SQL Azure: Frequently Asked Questions

This paper provides an architectural overview of the SQL Azure Database, and describes how you can use SQL Azure to augment your existing on-premises data infrastructure or as your complete database solution. SQL Azure Database is a cloud based relational database service from Microsoft. SQL Azure provides relational database functionality as a utility service. Cloud-based…

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CMO’s Toolkit: Harnessing Facebook Using Cloud Computing

In this blog post by Jeff Barnes, he tells the story of the highly successful Outback Bloomin’ Onion Facebook campaign that was presented at the Cloud Computing Expo event held last week in NYC.  In the brave new world of Social Networking – one of the great dangers to avoid is ending-up on the dreaded…

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Want to learn how to develop for Windows Azure?

In this blog post I cover the training roadmap for the Windows Azure Platform.  This training roadmap is based on internal work done by Fred Pace, Danny Garber and others at Microsoft. However all the material is publicly accessible. If you are wondering how to get started, this is the way. Bill Zack Technorati Tags:…

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Microsoft Architecture Webcast Series

We are putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title:  Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Today’s users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In this session learn about…

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