I’ve been getting this question or some variant of it for weeks now. Some people are confusing SQL Azure with SQL 2008 R2, and some are thinking it’s SQL 2010. It’s neither of those. It’s its own beast. SQL Azure is a cloud version of the database management system you’ve all come to know and…Read More What is SQL Azure?
With the release of SQL 2008 R2 (Artoo), there’s plenty to learn in order to upgrade your skills. Microsoft Press has released a free eBook that can help you out with that. Go here, to grab your copy now. The book contains 10 chapters and 216 pages, like so: PART I Database Administration CHAPTER 1 …Read More Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 eBook
When converting a database from an older version of Microsoft SQL to Azure, there will be many gotchas along the way. I’d like to help you learn from the troubles I had along the way, hopefully sparing you a bit of time that was lost during my first conversion. Getting Started I’m going to assume…Read More Migrating Databases to Azure