Windows Azure 12/12/11 Announcement

Earlier yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of updates and improvements to Windows Azure that will help developers to more easily access Windows Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Additionally, today, senior Microsoft leaders will participate in a broadcast event: Learn Windows Azure to demonstrate how easy it is for…

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SQL Azure Announcements In PDC10

From SQL Azure blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/10/28/10081543.aspx Number of exciting new features related to SQL Azure which are designed to further build out our platform and reduce complexity in building and managing applications. Today we are announcing. SQL Azure Reporting CTP:  SQL Azure Reporting enables developers to enhance their applications by embedding cloud based reports on information…

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Complete List Of All The PDC 2010 Windows Azure Announcements

New announcements about Windows Azure at PDC 10. Read the full post at Windows Azure blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2010/10/28/you-spoke-we-listened-and-responded.aspx  Improved Support for Enterprises We are adding the following capabilities to Windows Azure in order to make it easier to integrate resources between the cloud and traditional IT systems, and provide better support for existing Windows applications. Support…

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SQL Azure Now Supports Database Copy

SQL Azure now supports Database copy. This update is part of SQL Azure Service Update 4. Also, this service update includes: Development: How-to Topics (SQL Azure Database) on MSDN Development Center. Microsoft project Microsoft Project Code-Named “Houston” (Houston), a light weight web-based database management tool for SQL Azure. Database copy allows you to make a…

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Updates to SQL Azure

SQL Azure news were announced today at TechED North America. Microsoft announced it will offer spatial data support and access to 50GB of SQL Azure Database capacity allowing for higher scalability, flexibility and easier management of applications and services. Further enhancements to management capabilities include the public preview of SQL Azure Data Sync Service, which…

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What Happens When I reach the allocated level (1 GB or 10 GB) in SQL Azure?

Many times I am asked “When I reach the allocated level (1 GB or 10 GB) in SQL Azure, what happens?” The answer: only SELECTs and DELETEs will be supported. UPDATEs and INSERTs will throw an error. Any workaround? yes. Because of above size constraints, one of the recommendations is to partition the data across…

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What Happens When I reach the allocated level (1 GB or 10 GB) in SQL Azure?

Many times I am asked “When I reach the allocated level (1 GB or 10 GB) in SQL Azure, what happens?” The answer: only SELECTs and DELETEs will be supported. UPDATEs and INSERTs will throw an error. Any workaround? yes. Because of above size constraints, one of the recommendations is to partition the data across…

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Ford, Microsoft Showing Cars With Custom App Plat Running Win7, Robotics Studio

"Wait – this car tweets? "  Yes – and checks in on FourSquare, plus a lot more!  As part of a program called American Journey 2.0, Ford and Microsoft ran a course at the University of Michigan this Spring that taught students to build apps on the Fiestaware platform.  The platform itself — called […]

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SQL Database Migration To SQL Azure

Many customers are asking about migration from SQL to SQL Azure. This post will describe the considerations you have to take and the migration process. First of all, be familiar with SQL Azure limitations: Transact-SQL Reference (SQL Azure Database): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee336281.aspx Guidelines and Limitations (SQL Azure Database): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee336245.aspx SQL Azure does not run in backward compatibility…

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