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Azure SQL Database Tutorials and Hands-on Labs

Updated: February 25, 2015

These tutorials and lab guides help you learn how to use specific features of Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

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Azure SQL Database Lab Guides (Download ZIP)

Companion guides in PDF format for the Azure SQL Database Virtual Academy training.

Get Started with Azure SQL Database Elastic Scale Preview

Download and run the Elastic Scale sample application.

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Instructions for basic tasks. Connect to the Windows Azure Management Portal and create an Azure SQL Database. Connect to the database and create a new schema and insert data. Includes a query sample and shows how to use the Management Portal. Finally, create a database login with permissions, and connect from other applications.

Azure SQL Database Development: How-to Topics

Learn how to connect to Azure SQL Database using sqlcmd, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, WCF Data Services, ODBC, PHP, ADO.NET Entity Framework.

PET Clinic

Migrate a Java Spring Framework Application to Azure and Azure SQL Database.

How to Create and Configure SQL Database

Use the new Azure Management Portal to create a server, then a database.

How to Deploy a Database to Azure

Connect to an Azure SQL database using SQL Server Management Studio. Create a new database using a script. Deploy the database and confirm the deployment.

Azure SQL Database Development: How-to Topics

How to perform common programming tasks with Azure SQL Database.

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