We will explore the basics of SQL Azure and then dig into the similarities and differences between SQL Azure and SQL Server. We will also discuss ways to configure SQL Server so that you can mimicking SQL Azure, thus allowing you to come closer to matching your Development and Production environments. Lastly, we will touch on how to transfer your existing troubleshooting skills from SQL Server to SQL Azure.
Evan spent 10 years doing R&D for a major textile manufacturer. He joined Microsoft 5 years ago and is currently a Support Escalation Engineer on the SQL Server team. He specializes in connectivity, database client code, and Reporting Services. In addition, he has been working on SQL Azure since before it was even called SQL Azure.