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 in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – Updated Documentation and Best Practices for GA, Upcoming Blogs

It’s been just over a week since Windows Azure announced the GA of Infrastructure Services, marking the beginning of a fully supported Infrastructure as a Service in Windows Azure, with SQL Server as a major component. Pre-installed SQL Server VMs are available for pay-per-hour usage in the Windows Azure gallery. Currently Enterprise, Standard and Web…


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…


SQLOS and Cloud Infrastructure sessions at PASS Summit 2012

The SQL Pass Summit 2012, the largest yet, is in full swing. Here’s a summary of the sessions this week on cloud infrastructure and SQLOS topics. Some of these were today, and you can catch the recordings. One more session takes place on Friday covering SQL Server solution patterns in Windows Azure VMs… Also, catch Thursday’s keynote with…