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Distributed Storage: How SQL Azure Replicas Work

One of the benefits of Microsoft SQL Azure over an on-premises or VM installation is built-in resiliency. In a typical on-premises/VM installation your database lives on a single server, with all the single points of failure that brings to mind. SQL Azure, on the other hand, always has 3 or more replicas assigned for each […]

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SQL Azure How To Rebuild A Clustered Index

In yesterday’s post A couple of things to be aware of when working with tables in SQL Azure I showed you some things to be aware of in regards to tables. Today let’s talk about how to rebuild an index

Let’s say you have a table with a clustered index…

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A couple of things to be aware of when working with tables in SQL Azure

I was messing around with SQL Azure today and noticed a couple of things that are not supported compared to the regular version of SQL Server in regards to tables. I will list these in this post.

All the code has been tested against the following ver…

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New 100MB database option and lower pricing across the board for SQL Azure

The cloud just go a whole lot cheaper for SQL Azure customers

To meet evolving customer needs across both ends of the database size spectrum, Microsoft announced that they are lowering the price of SQL Azure and introducing a 100MB database option…

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SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment service released

If you are considering moving your SQL Server databases to SQL Azure, you can use the SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment to check if your database schema is compatible with SQL Azure. This service is very easy to use and does not require an Azure accoun…

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SQL Azure CTP Testers Can Upgrade Their Accounts To Paid Commercial Subscriptions Starting Today

According to a post on the SQL Azure Team Blog you can upgrade your CTP accounts to a paid commercial subscription starting today, below is an excerpt from that post Starting today you will be able to upgrade your Community Technology Preview (CTP) account to a paid commercial subscriptions. If you upgrade your CTP accounts […]

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Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services pricing announced

Microsoft announced pricing for Azure. Today, during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 Microsoft announced the business and partner model for the Windows Azure platform including service level agreements and support programs. Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services will be commercially available at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 and Microsoft hopes you will continue […]

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