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Effective immediately, my blog is moving. My new blog url is:http://www.scottlklein.c... new blog is hosted on Windows Azure using DasBlog. Over the next few weeks I will be migrating my existing blogs over to the new location and I will remove this blog. I'd like to thank GeeksWithBlogs for letting my host my blog on their fantastic site. Scott ......

Microsoft has a sweepstakes where they are giving away a $50 gift certificate each week through June 14. More info here: http://www.brianhprince.com/post/2012/05/02/Cloud-Cash-Contest.aspx

Effective immediately, new compute and storage resource options are now available when selecting data center options in the Windows Azure Portal. "West US" and "East US" options are now available, for Compute and Storage. SQL Azure options for these two data centers will be available in the next few months. The official announcement can be found here.In ......

It is now possible to move your SQL Azure server from one subscription to another. Last week, the Windows Azure team added this new feature to the Windows Azure Management Portal. Permissions for moving a server between subscriptions simply require that you are an account administrator, Co-administrator, or service administrator in both the source and ......

Some Background The AdventureWorks database has been around for over a decade; a staple amongst sample databases. The first version of the AdventureWorks database appeared in time for SQL Server 2000. Microsoft has been good at keeping the AdventureWorks sample database up to date as new versions of SQL Server are released. Case-in-point: SQL Server ......

You asked for it, you got it! To help meet the needs of existing and future SQL Azure customers, Microsoft has announced that they are lowering the price of SQL Azure, and as well introducing a 100MB database option! The new pricing structure will result in cost savings from 48% to 75% of SQL Azure databases for databases larger than 1GB. Additionally, ......

I have seen a number of questions lately regarding how SQL Azure handles throttling and how to determine why the throttling occurred. Sometimes those questions are followed by another question asking how to handle throttling conditions in their applications. Troubleshooting SQL Azure Throttling GREAT NEWS! There actually is a way to find out if you ......

Blue Syntax is pleased, and very excited, to announce the general availability of Enzo Backup for SQL Azure. It took a monumental effort to put this product together. The hardest part was designing the backup and restore routines in a way that would not constently trigger the throttling safegaurds in SQL Azure. In addition to the typical retry logic, ......

Just confirmed the Azure Boot Camp dates for Honolulu Hawaii. November 14th and 15th. See http://www.azurebootcamp.com/city/Honolulu.



The Registration links for the Charlotte, NC and Mountain View, CA Azure Boot Camps are now up on the Azure Boot Camp site:  http://www.azurebootcamp.com/schedule

See you there!



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