Microsoft SQL Azure Database is a relational cloud database service (RDBMS) built on SQL Server technologies. It is 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.
- Overview Whitepapers : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/whitepapers/
- Training Kit: Download the Windows Azure Training kit
- SQL Azure – Moving Data Using SSIS
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1 Time: 2:16 February 09, 2011Ease the barriers to getting you started with cloud service development.How does Windows Azure work? How does it let you concentrate more on your code and less on operations, maintenance and scaling? Let Steve Marx from Microsoft draw you a picture.
5 Time: 4:15 February 09, 2011Origin Digital wanted to increase transcoding without increasing capital expense. To gain dynamic scalability within a familiar development environment, the company built an innovative transcoding application called Cloudcoder on the Windows Azure platform.
0 Time: 8:49 February 09, 2011Siemens IT Solutions and Services developed a system for remote service of more than 80,000 devices worldwide. Its users can distribute software packages to devices spread around the gloabe through virtual private network connections. To be more efficient and reduce costs, Siemens uses the Windows Azure platform.
0 Time: 14:31 February 09, 2011T-Mobile USA needed new mobile software that simplified communications for families and their tight deadline left no time to implement application or server infrastructure. With Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, T-Mobile was able to build their solution for the Windows Phone 7 on the Windows Azure platform in just six weeks.
Windows HPC Server integrates with Windows Azure to allow you to add Windows Azure nodes to supplement your on-premises computing cluster. This video shows how to create a hosted service and storage account in your Windows Azure subscription, create a node template in HPC Cluster Manager, and then deploy a set of nodes. This video is meant to introduce steps for node deployment, and does not cover application deployment or file staging.
0 Time: 9:38 June 27, 2011This short video introduces Windows Azure AppFabric, a comprehensive middleware platform that can help you develop and manage your business applications. It covers key features and benefits, including middleware services, application composition and management, and a cloud-optimized application infrastructure.
4 Time: 5:00 May 16, 2011
Views: 1,478This short video discusses the comprehensive platform that allows developers to easily deploy and manage .NET-based applications spanning on-premises and cloud-based components. In addition it covers the benefits of the four main parts: Middle-Tier Services, Composition Model, Developer Tools and the AppFabric Application Manager.
0 Time: 4:27 May 16, 2011This walkthrough provides an overview of some basic architectural considerations that you can use to establish best practices and optimize your SQL Azure databases. Specifically, the video discusses standard database optimization techniques, database sharding, and table considerations. The demo portion of the video shows how to create a clustered index in the Windows Azure portal and shows how to test for latency using SQL Server Management Studio. The conclusion points you to some additional resources to help you get started using SQL Azure.
0 Time: 7:40 April 26, 2011This walkthrough demonstrates how easy it is to extend, share, and integrate SQL Azure data with mobile and heterogeneous applications using other programming platforms via an OData service. The video starts by covering the benefits of using SQL Azure, and then it briefly reviews an existing ASP.NET application that was built to support this series of videos. The video goes on to cover how to enable the application to expose some of the data via an OData service, and finally, it shows how a variety of different client applications, such as an Android phone, can interact with this OData service. The video concludes by referring users to additional resources that offer further support.
0 Time: 11:24 April 25, 2011
This walkthrough demonstrates how to use the Windows Azure AppFabric Cache to cache data from a SQL Azure database. This includes: – Populating an ASP.NET GridView control from SQL Azure – Provisioning a Windows Azure AppFabric Cache – Retrieving SQL Azure data into the default cache – Retrieving SQL Azure data from the default cache – Enabling the local cache – Retrieving SQL Azure data from the local cache – Using ASP.NET code to compare the performance benefits
4 Time: 9:14 April 25, 2011This walkthrough introduces some of the features of SQL Azure Reporting and demonstrates the use of advanced analytical tools, such as using SQL Azure data with Excel and PowerPivot. Specifically, users will learn how to use SQL Azure data with Excel and create two pivot tables using employee expense report data. The conclusion points to some additional resources to help users get started.
5 Time: 6:42 April 12, 2011This walkthrough discusses how businesses can take business intelligence to the cloud with SQL Azure. The video covers the benefits of SQL Azure—including the ability to establish business intelligence without adding hardware costs or IT overhead—and it also introduces SQL Azure Reporting. The ability to embed SQL Azure reports into on-premises Apps and Windows Azure Web Apps—as well as the ability to create and export SQL Azure reports using available report authoring tools is also covered. The demonstration portion of the video shows users how to author a report with Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), display reports, embed a report into a web app, and manage and deliver reports. The conclusion offers some additional resources to help users get started.
4 Time: 12:34 April 12, 2011This walkthrough covers the value of using SQL Azure Data Sync to provide bi-directional synchronization and data-management capabilities with on-premises and cloud databases. The video covers both the benefits and features of SQL Azure and explains how businesses can use SQL Azure Data Sync to share information efficiently. The demonstration portion of the video covers how to establish synchronization between an on-premises database and SQL azure, as well as between two SQL Azure databases. It also shows the sync results in real time within a web application. The conclusion offers additional resource information to help users get started with SQL Azure and SQL Azure Data Sync.
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