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Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 3. Working with SQL Azure Databases from Visual Studio 2008

SQL Azure Services fall under the umbrella of the Windows Azure Platform. Windows Azure Platform is one of the four online services that include The Windows Azure storage and compute, and Azure AppFabric offered by Microsoft. The other services are Bing, Live, and Microsoft Advertising.

In this chapter, we will be looking at how SQL Azure data may be accessed from the client premises by applications using well-known Microsoft technologies for data access. The emphasis will be more on administering the SQL Azure databases using the client and server APIs. We will also discuss the best practices of accessing data from the client. For the practical elements of this chapter, we will ...

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