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Microsoft® Azure™ SQL Database Step by Step by Eric D. Boyd, Leonard G. Lobel

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Chapter 2. Configuration and pricing

Leonard Lobel

Now that you have your first database up and running, you’re ready to explore additional options for managing the setup and configuration of SQL Database. You’ll learn more capabilities of the Microsoft Azure management portal you started working with in Chapter 1, “Getting started with Microsoft Azure SQL Database” as well as Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Windows PowerShell, all of which can be used to administer SQL Database.

In this chapter, we show you how to use the aforementioned tools to create and drop (delete) databases. Many other chapters in this book also use SSMS to perform more detailed actions and specific tasks. After acquainting you with these tools, the ...

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