Cloud Computing

Playing Around with SQL Azure and SSMS

The latest build of SQL Server Management Studio for SQL 2008 R2 includes built-in support for SQL Azure.  The November CTP is still only a feature-complete preview, not a release candidate, so don’t go installing it willy-nilly on your production desktop. To use this, you’ll need a SQL Azure account.  You can register for an…
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Microsoft SQL Azure: The Flat Pack Database

Erika’s friends call her “Fancy Feast” because she only likes the best things in life. She’s got champagne tastes, but we can’t afford to buy the best of everything. I recently picked up a coffee table from Ikea, and it got me thinking about SQL Azure.

In a perfect world, I’d have on-premise SQL Server for every database. I’d use cutting-edge storage and cluster everything. But this isn’t a perfect world…

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Sky Blue Screen of Death

I don’t have anything insightful to add, but Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered its first nearly day-long outage.  I have this vision of looking up to the clouds and seeing a giant BSOD, only with lighter colors. Might be the flu medicine, though.  I’ll be back in the game tomorrow or Wednesday.
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