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Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Accessing SQL Azure Services from the portal

In Chapter 1, Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure Services Platform, the procedure to access the Windows Azure Services was described, which allowed you to host applications on the Windows Azure platform. In a similar manner, you can also access the SQL Azure Services that allow you to create databases and firewall rules. Firewall rules provide the security blanket for your cloud-based resources. This allows you and only you, or users designated by you, from IP addresses specified by you, to access your cloud-based SQL Azure database from an external location.

First time access to SQL Azure from the portal

By completing the following steps, you will be able to access SQL Azure Services from the portal: ...

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