Understanding SQL Azure

What if you could have rich SQL database functionality as a continuously available service without having to worry about purchasing, installing and maintaining database server hardware and software? Well you can, it’s called SQL Azure Database.

In this session, you’ll get an overview of SQL Azure and you’ll discover that if you know how to develop SQL Server database applications, you already have everything you need to get started with SQL Azure. You’ll walk away knowing how SQL Azure differs from on-premise SQL Server and the tips and tricks needed to get started developing new database applications or migrating existing SQL Server databases to the cloud.

Video source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/p/azurecamp-sqlazure.aspx