Windows Azure gives you a choice in where to host your SQL data, with both SQL Server running in a VM and Windows Azure SQL database. Ongoing innovations in SQL/VM and SQL DB enable both low overall TCO for management of existing applications/services and an efficient platform for the new breed of cloud applications/services. Additionally the ability to mix and match existing and new applications in the same hosted service, and to integrate with on-premises applications and networks in hybrid models provides tremendous flexibility. This session will take a deep look at the best practices when provisioning and deploying a SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine.
Scott Klein is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, focusing on Windows Azure data services, including Windows Azure SQL Database and Windows Azure Storage. Scott has been working with SQL Server for over 20 years. Prior to Microsoft Scott was one of the first 4 SQL Azure MVPs. Scott is the author of over ½ dozen books, including Pro SQL Azure by APress. He can also be found speaking at conferences around the world, such as TechEd, DevConnections, and SQL PASS