The content included for this topic walks you through the concepts and process of using the SQL Azure portal to create your database, grant access to the database to your management tools, and deploy the database.
Deploying a SQL Azure database requires you to create, configure and populate your database. The content included for this topic walks you through the concepts and process of using the SQL Azure portal to create your database, grant access to the database to your management tools, and deploy the database. The hands-on lab includes a walk-through of the process of migrating an existing database from SQL Server to SQL Azure.
Supported Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 are supported.
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