August 23rd, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure SQL Data Sync update and more Server and Tools news…

by STB Blogger

Windows Azure announces enhancements to SQL Data Sync

Windows Azure has announced new service updates to SQL Data Sync now available across all Windows Azure datacenters. SQL Data Sync now creates and schedules routine synchronizations between Windows Azure SQL Database and either SQL Server or SQL Databases. This marks the second service update for SQL Data Sync in the last two months, as the service continues to approach General Availability.

To read more about the updates to SQL Data Sync, please go to the Windows Azure blog post.

Directions on Microsoft research examines how Windows Azure helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

In an independent August report, Directions on Microsoft (DOM) published research detailing “What Windows Azure Means to Software ISVs.” In addition to exploring issues facing ISVs wanting to offer solutions from the cloud, DOM’s Wes Miller explains how Windows Azure can help ISVs achieve increased flexibility and lower costs. According to Miller, the public cloud’s full potential awaits those with clear goals and planning.

For additional information, please read the full report here.