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Technical Articles for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Updated: August 21, 2013

This section contains valuable articles based on the real world experience of Microsoft engineers and customers who are developing solutions using SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines.


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Application Patterns and Development Strategies for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

You can develop many types of n-tier applications by separating the components of the different application tiers on different machines as well as in separate components. This article explains different application patterns to use for your SQL Server based applications in Windows Azure environment. In addition, the article discusses Windows Azure specific development strategies so that you can design your applications correctly.

Deploy SQL Server Business Intelligence in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

This article describes and walks you through the creation of a multi-server deployment of SQL Server Business Intelligence features, in a Windows Azure Virtual Machines environment. The document focuses on the use of Windows PowerShell scripts for each step of the configuration and deployment process.

Developer Notes for Windows Azure in China Applications

Windows Azure in China (“China Service”) is a separate instance of the Windows Azure service operated and provided by a Chinese company, 21Vianet, from data centers located in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan). Therefore, when creating and deploying applications to as opposed to Microsoft’s global Windows Azure service (“Global Service”), developers need to know the key differences of the two services, when setting up their programming environment, writing applications, and deploying them as services hosted in China. The information in this document summarizes those differences and supplements the information available on the Chinese Windows Azure portal and the Windows Azure Technical Library on MSDN.

How to backup and restore Windows system disk in a Windows Azure IaaS

A comparison of different methods of backup and restore in an IaaS environment.

Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

This article discusses the key factors to consider when evaluating performance and planning a migration to SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. It also provides certain best practices and techniques for performance tuning and troubleshooting when using SQL Server in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

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