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Windows Azure™ Step by Step by Roberto Brunetti

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Chapter 9. Using SQL Azure

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Create a virtual server by using the portal.

  • Create administrative and normal users.

  • Create databases and configure firewall rules.

  • Connect to and use a SQL Azure database from applications.

  • Use management tools to administer a database.

The preceding chapters showed how Windows Azure provides a scalable and fault-tolerant environment that lets you create powerful applications without having to purchase and configure hardware and operating systems. This chapter is dedicated to one of the most important features of the platform: Microsoft SQL Azure.

Chapter 4, discussed how the Table Service can be a powerful storage solution for cloud and on-premises applications. You can access ...

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