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Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 2. SQL Azure Services

In this chapter, you will learn about what SQL Azure Services are, and how different the SQL Azure Server is from a local, on-site SQL Server 2008. This chapter deals with the following:

  • Overview of SQL Azure Services
  • Accessing SQL Azure Services from the portal
  • Creating a user database and setting up a firewall
  • Connecting to SQL Azure from SQL Server Management Studio
  • Working with SQL Azure from SQL Server Management Studio
  • Basic administration of the database objects
  • Basic monitoring of the database

The practical elements of this chapter are presented following a step-by-step approach. The focus is on helping the administration of the server/databases in SQL Azure Services. In order to work with the practical elements, ...

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