Windows Azure SQL Database named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012

Microsoft has been rated a leader in the first-ever Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012.  Windows Azure SQL Database received the highest overall score for current offering and for market presence, and the second highest score for strategy. Not surprisingly, the nearest competitor is Amazon; Forrester assessed two separate Amazon products, Amazon RDS and…

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Building Large Scale Elastic Database Tiers with SQL Azure: Introducing Federations

Copied from Windows Azure Blog; Post from CihanBiyikogluMS “One of the exciting new features in the just-released SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release is SQL Azure Federation. In a sentence, SQL Azure Federation enables building elastic and scalable database tiers. Video Presentation of SQL Azure Federation To accompany this blog post, you can also view…

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What should you know about the upcoming CTP of SQL Azure Reporting?

I received an email from Microsoft SQL Azure Reporting team about the upcoming CTP of SQL Azure Reporting. Perhaps many of you, currently having a SQL Azure subscription, might have received this content, but in case you have not, you will get useful insight: Microsoft has extended its best-in-class reporting offering to the cloud with…

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Useful resources for SQL Azure

Reviewing “Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development”, from Richard J. Dudley, Nathan A. Duchene published by PACKT Publishing (ISBN 978-1-849680-98-1) on December 2010, I stepped into the following useful resources for SQL Azure: Microsoft projects Project Dublin SQL Azure migration wizard 3rd party projects SQL Azure manager from Hanssens Azure products from Cerebrata SQL Azure: Patching…

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Reviewing Azure Books

I’m currently working on the review of the following books for Windows Azure and SQL Azure from Packt Publishing: Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development I will post my review in this blog within next couple of weeks.

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Windows and SQL Azure content

During the past 2 months, I have spent enough time on Cloud Computing and Windows/SQL Azure in particular. During this time I found enough interesting whitepapers and links, so I thought of sharing them with you: Inside SQL Azure 7 things you need to know about SQL Azure reporting Migrating Databases to SQL Azure SQL…

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New SQL Azure Announcements at Tech-Ed 2010

SQL Azure Extends to 50 GB With our continued commitment to deliver increasing value in data cloud services to our customers we are happy to announce that SQL Azure database is now extending from 10GB to 50GB size of database storage capacity. With 50GB, SQL Azure service offers customer much higher scalability for their applications…

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Windows Azure Platform Benefits for MSDN Subscribers

The Windows Azure Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. The platform provides a range of functionality to build applications from consumer web to enterprise scenarios. MSDN subscribers can take advantage of this platform at no extra charge to build and deploy their applications. Introductory 8-month Offer Available…

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