You can help your customers move data into the Microsoft-hosted cloud. SQL Azure allows your customers to store data, accessible through the world, scalable to their storage needs, and without the need for an expensive infrastructure. And you can use T-SQL code to build out your database, just as you do with your current SQL Server applications.
You can join in is the first community technology preview of SQL Azure Database, a cloud-based relational database service built on Microsoft SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure Database, you can easily provision and deploy relational database solutions to the cloud. Your customers can take advantage of a globally distributed data center that provides enterprise-class availability, scalability, and security with the benefits of built-in data protection, self-healing and disaster recovery. To register for the free trial, visit SQL Azure.
For more information, see the SQL Azure overview.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation