Welcome to another Tuesday TNWiki Article Spotlight!
The integration of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio took a big step forward with the release of Visual Studio 2013. This version of Visual Studio allows you to natively work with Azure right within the IDE. Functionality only increased with the release of Visual Studio 2015.
One of the best examples of this integration is using Azure SQL Databases inside Visual Studio. Through the built-in Server Explorer, you can see your Azure SQL Databases and work with them within Visual Studio.
To view a great illustration of this, Emiliano Musso has created an award-winning article entitled Create Azure Database and use it via C# for the TechNet Wiki. Emiliano explains how to provision a database within Microsoft Azure. He demonstrates how to edit it within Visual Studio by using the Azure setting “Open in Visual Studio” and how to administer it through SQL Server Management Studio. Finally, he shows the reader how to connect to the database through C# and displays basic CRUD operations.
As well, for those interested, Emiliano has translated his own article into Italian: Creazione Database Azure ed utilizzo tramite C# (it-IT).
If you ever wanted to know how to work with Azure SQL Databases inside Visual Studio, read his article.