Manage SQL Server Connectivity through Windows Azure Virtual Machines Remote PowerShell

Manage SQL Server Connectivity through Windows Azure Virtual Machines Remote PowerShell Blog This blog post comes from Khalid Mouss, Senior Program Manager in Microsoft SQL Server. Overview The goal of this blog is to demonstrate how we can automate through PowerShell connecting multiple SQL Server deployments in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. We would configure TCP…

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SQL Server in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services: Performance Guidance Whitepaper and other TechEd NA 2013 updates

Greetings, We are excited to announce the release of our new whitepaper, Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. This paper provides you guidance to optimize your SQL Server workloads running in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Additionally, if you are attending TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans this week, be sure to…


SQL Server Backup to Cloud – Managing Interrupted backups

Writer: Karthika Raman Technical Reviewers: Guy Bowerman, Pat Schaefer, Andrew Cherry   On January 24, 2013, the SQL Server engineering team released new functionality in SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2, enabling SQL Server native backup to cloud. The steps to creating a SQL Server backup to Windows Azure Blob storage are simple, but if a…

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When will my SQL Server Evaluation Edition expire?

 The SQL Server Evaluation Edition is a great way to get a fully functional and free instance of SQL Server for learning and developing solutions. The edition has a built in expiry of 6 months from the time that you install it. I often install an Eval edition on a machine to set up a test or…