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Telemetry basics and troubleshooting

From the MSDN Windows Azure blog - We recently introduced Azure CAT team series of blog posts and tech articles describing the Cloud Service Fundamentals in Windows Azure code project posted on MSDN Code Gallery. The first component we are addressing in this series is Telemetry. This has been one of the first reusable components we have built working on Windows Azure customer projects of all sizes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/07/19 | Source: MSDN Communities | Category: telemetry
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Uploading Data to Windows Azure SQL Database

One way of getting the advantages of the Cloud without having to migrate the entire database is to just maintain a copy of the data that needs to be accessible to internet-based users in Windows Azure SQL Database. There are various ways of keeping the two in sync, and Feodor Georgiev describes a solution based in using SSIS.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/28 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Connecting to AdventureWorks on Azure

A quick guide for connecting to our free copy of AdventureWorks on the Azure platform.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: adventureworks
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Azure SQL Database Maintenance

It is increasingly likely that DBAs are now given responsibility for maintaining Azure SQL databases as well as conventional SQL Server databases. What is likely to be required by way of maintenence? What are the differences? Grant Fritchey covers what you need to know.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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Community-driven free Azure tips eBook

We’re putting together a free eBook of 50 tips for Azure Storage, if you’ve got tips that you’d like to share we’d love to hear from you.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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BACPACs be gone: Managing real backups in Azure

While backup to the Cloud may be useful in terms of optimizing storage across the enterprise, for DBAs it remains essential that they retain fast, easy, access to the backup files. Azure Explorer is a free tool that might help.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Deploying Databases to the Azure Cloud: an extended plea

Is there a sound technical reason why SQL Azure can't support extended properties?   Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSIS for Azure and Hybrid Data Movement

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) can be used effectively as a tool for moving data to and from Windows Azure SQL Database, as part of the total extract, transform, and load (ETL) solution and as part of the data movement solution. SSIS can be used effectively to move data between sources and destinations in the cloud, and in a hybrid scenario between the cloud and on-premise. This paper outlines best practices for using SSIS for cloud sources and destinations and for project planning for SSIS projects to be used with Azure or hybrid data moves, and gives an example of maximizing performance on a hybrid move by scaling out the data movement.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/19 | Source: TechNet Blogs | Category: azure
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Is it time to move from SQL Azure to Amazon RDS SQL Server?

Amazon RDS SQL Server is the new kid on the block. Is it better than SQL Azure?  Read more...
By Peter Marriott 2012/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Stop Food Waste - OS Open Data & SQL Azure

An attempt to use Ordanance Survey OS Open Data, SQL Server and SharePoint in the construction of a system for supermarkets to supply expiring food to nearby homeless shelters.   Read more...
By Paul Brewer 2012/06/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ordnance survey os data
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Windows Azure from a Data Perspective

Before creating a data application in Windows Azure, it is important to make choices based on the type of data you have, as well as the security and the business requirements. There are a wide range of options, because Windows Azure has intrinsic data storage, completely separate from SQL Azure, that is highly available and replicated. Your data requirements are likely to dictate the type of data storage options you choose.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/05/22 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure
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How to Secure your SQL Azure Application

Developers targeting the SQL Azure platform should make sure their applications are secure. This article walks through the considerations developers need to keep in mind when designing SQL Azure applications.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/03/12 | Source: developer.com | Category: azure
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Buck Woody's Cloud Howlers

We asked Buck Woody to come up with his favourite 'Cloud' Howlers. After 'Howler' monkeys, we are faced with Howler letters. Buck dreams of sending Howler letters to the folks who dreamed up the marketing hype around 'cloud' services, who misunderstand services, who don't prepares applications for distributed environments and so on.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/02/14 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: cloud computing
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Are you using Microsoft’s Azure platform?

We are conducting new product research and are keen to speak to people who have any experience (good or bad!) using Microsoft's SQL or Windows Azure. If you're interested and would like to get involved--tell us your frustrations, shape a new product, test-drive betas etc  Read more...
By Press Release 2011/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
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A Small Collection of SQL Azure Queries

We have been doing some more work with SQL Azure lately, so I have put together a small collection of...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/03/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL Azure - Creating backups and copies of your databases

As a DBA you always followed a practice to back up your database (or take a snapshot of your database) before making any changes so that you can revert to your old database state if something goes wrong. Also to setup a development or test environment you use a backup of your database and restore it in the respective environment. If you are moving to SQL Azure, what would you do in these cases as backup / restore and database snapshots are not supported as of now?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2011/02/10 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: azure
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Connect to a SQL Azure Database Using SSMS or SQLCMD

Learn how you can connect to a SQL Azure database.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2011/01/27 | Source: SQL Azure Tutorial | Category: azure
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Getting Started with SQL Azure Development

SQL Azure provides features similar to a relational database for your cloud apps. We’ll show you how to start developing for SQL Azure today.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2011/01/14 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: azure
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Migrating Your SQL Server Database Applications to SQL Azure

Most business applications you write probably utilize some kind of relational database. And, as a .NET developer, the chances are that database is Microsoft SQL Server. This article walks you through migrating your SQL Server database applications to the cloud with SQL Azure.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2010/09/27 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure
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Synchronizing SQL Server and SQL Azure

SQL Azure Data Sync provides data synchronization between the cloud and local SQL Server databases. Learn how SQL Azure Data Sync allows you to keep the most concurrent information in the cloud while allowing mobile users, businesses, and enterprise data sources all to have access to this data.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2010/09/14 | Source: Database Journal | Category: azure
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