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Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Cloud-to-Cloud access

In this scenario, we consider the simplest case of an ASP.NET application hosted in the Cloud retrieving data from SQL Azure. This scenario is likely in cases where the Internet client may want to access the SQL Azure database through a hosted application on Windows Azure.

We saw in the previous case that using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 we need to swap the connection string to connect to SQL Azure, as the platform does not allow direct connection to SQL Azure. However, if we use Visual Studio 2010 Express (which is a free version) we avoid this workaround of swapping the connection string. In working through this scenario, we will use Visual Web Developer Express 2010. You may download a copy of this from the following URL: ...

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