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Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure by Carl Rabeler

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Chapter 2. Getting started with SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine

In this chapter, I will discuss the Microsoft Azure resources you will configure for your SQL Server Azure virtual machine and your options for applying a virtual machine image to your virtual machine. In particular, I will discuss your image choices and the SQL Server licensing implications of those choices. I also will discuss optimizing storage for SQL Server performance in your virtual machine and connectivity requirements. I will finish the chapter with a guided walk-through of the creation of an Azure SQL Server virtual machine using an image in the SQL Gallery that concludes by connecting to the virtual machine using Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and SQL Server ...

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