SQL Azure Federations and the Entity Framework

Here we are, back from New Year holidays, fresh and eager to present you with the most interesting cloud news. We have an exciting 2012 ahead, so go ahead! In a recent post we presented the SQL Azure Federations feature, which provides horizontal partitioning for your database tier on SQL Azure. The current release of…


Scalability meets SQL Azure

The now live year end update to SQL Azure provides federation features across all geographies of SQL Azure. Don’t know what SQL Azure Federation is? Please, don’t miss the excellent TechNet Wiki page Federations: Building Scalable, Elastic, and Multi-tenant Database Solutions with SQL Azure. SQL Azure Federations is available through open specification promise, so anyone…


Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October Release is available

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October Release is available now. This training kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Download now from the Microsoft download center: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130354 Also, you can download the hands-on labs…


Your first SQL Azure Data Sync step by step

Hello everybody, this is our first step-by-step post about how to configure SQL Azure Data Sync in order to synchronize data between a SQL Server on-premise and an Azure SQL database. SQL Azure Data Sync enables creating and scheduling regular synchronizations between SQL Azure and either SQL Server (on-premise) or other SQL Azure databases. Is…