Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” provides a web-based database management tool for SQL Azure that lets you do basic database management tasks like authoring and executing queries, designing and editing a database schema, and editing table data. The first community preview has been released.
‘Houston’ is designed specifically for Web developers and other technology professionals seeking a straightforward solution to quickly develop, deploy, and manage data-driven applications in the cloud.
For this initial CTP, you can access “Houston” from SQL Azure Labs.
For more information, see the SQL Azure Team Blog post CTP1 of Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” now available.
About SQL Azure
Microsoft SQL Azure Database is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server® technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. SQL Azure Database helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases. Developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any software. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required.
Developers can learn more about SQL Azure in the free Windows Azure Platform Training Course on Channel 9.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation