Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Features galore for SQL Azure

More features makes SQL Azure more appealing. New features have been offered, they are here and now.

Some of the features have been tossed about in the forums, but altogether the new features makes migration of on-site to cloud more and more palatable. Want to learn about these new features and what they mean review the links on this post.

The new features include the following:

MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets)
      This was high on the wishlist but tested feature.
      Brush up your knowledge here and here.

Alter rename for renaming databases
It has not appeared  neither in the GUI on SQL Server 2008 R2 nor in the templates yet.

Deployment flexibility with support for Data-Tier applications.
      Recent addition to Data Access (August CTP). Get a quick refresh here.

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