Category Archives: SQL Azure

Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

Late last year I was looking for information on Silverlight and Windows Azure and came across a RAW (preview) eBook named Microsoft Silverlight 4 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration written by David Burela (@DavidBurela) . The eBook looked to be … Continue reading

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Introduction to SQL Azure Federations

4/9/14 – UPDATE: Connor Cunningham, of the Azure SQL Database team, has provided in a comment a link to updated guidance on the use of Federations. The short version is that new projects should implement manual sharding, and that existing … Continue reading

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Handling Transient Connection Failures in SQL Azure

This post is one of the recipes in my book Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook. The recipe describes how to use the Transient Fault Handling Framework to handle transient connection failures when using SQL Azure. The Windows Azure Customer Advisory … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook

The reason I didn’t write many posts on the blog in the early part of this year was that I was writing a book on Windows Azure for Packt Publishing. This book, Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, is now available … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Boot Camps

A Windows Azure Boot Camp is a great way to learn Windows Azure. The boot camp is a mixture of presentations and hands-on labs where you can try out Windows Azure. Boot camps are normally two days. However, I am … Continue reading

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SQL Azure Management REST API

The SQL Azure Management REST API was released with the May 2011 SQL Azure release. This API is very similar to the Windows Azure Service Management REST API that has been available for some time. They both authenticate using an … Continue reading

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SQL Azure Federations

SQL Azure Federations is a forthcoming technology that supports elastic scalability of SQL Azure databases. It provides Transact SQL support for managing the automated federation of data across multiple SQL Azure databases. It also supports the automatic routing of SQL … Continue reading

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