New and Updated SQL Azure Labs Available

We just shipped a whole batch of new SQL Azure content in the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October Release and also in the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit.  Here’s a quick summary of what’s new from a SQL Azure Perspective. New Lab: SQL Azure Data-tier Applications SQL Azure Database supports a variety…


SQL Azure Reporting CTP

Hey SQL Server Reporting Services developers, have you ever wished you could deliver Reporting Services capabilities without having to install, configure and maintain a Reporting Services instance on your own hardware?  Well your wish has come true with SQL Azure Reporting, a new cloud-based managed service that is part of the SQL Azure family hosted…


Brute Force Migration of Existing SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

This post is intended for those who are already familiar with SQL Server and want to get started working with SQL Azure.  One of the best ways to get up and running quickly is to migrate an existing SQL Server database to SQL Azure.  I chose the AdventureWorksDW2008R2 database because it’s optimized for building sample…


Running WordPress on Windows, SQL Server and SQL Azure

My fellow evangelist Zach Owens has been busy these days evangelizing SQL Server as a great platform for running WordPress.  Everything is coming together nicely and he’s launched a great site that pulls together a lot of good links and information. Check it out at: Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008 R2,SQl Azure,WordPress