Use this set of tutorials and hands-on labs to learn the basics of using SQL Database in the cloud.
This tutorial explains how to sign up for the preview of Premium for SQL Database, which allows you to reserve a fixed amount of capacity for your SQL database, giving more predictable performance. Follow the steps to sign up for the preview, to request your quota, and to then upgrade a database to Premium.
Guidance to help you understand which option in Windows Azure is best for your business requirements.
Use this tutorial to learn how to synchronize databases using SQL Data Sync in the Windows Azure Management Portal.
Guidance and tutorials to help you understand how to use SQL Database. This library guidance contains information about compatibility issues, getting started, SQL Database concepts, development, and administration.
Developer’s reference for the REST API, which you can use for managing SQL Database servers and their associated firewall rules.
Learn about the best practices for developing applications for SQL Database.
Learn about the best practices for connecting third-party applications to SQL Database.
This end-to-end tutorial demonstrates how to migrate a complete Spring Framework application (the Java Pet Clinic) to Windows Azure, including the use of Windows Azure SQL Database with JPA/Hibernate using the latest SQL Server JDBC drivers.
In this tutorial, you’ll create a logical server and configure the firewall using the management portal.
This tutorial helps you use SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 or 2012 to move an on-premises SQL Server database to Windows Azure.
Learn how to add logins and users to SQL Database.
Learn how to use Data Management Views (DMVs) to monitor data capacity, query problems, and current connections.
Understand techniques you can use to redistribute your workload across multiple commodity servers in a data center to address issues with data capacity or performance.