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Windows Azure Updates: Job Scheduler, Command Line Support, ACS and Media

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 09, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released several updates for Windows Azure with background job scheduler, addition of North Europe region, mobile support for command line tool and support for SQL Data Sync services.

Microsoft Drops Quadrant

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 08, 2010 5

Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.

MIX 09: Nigel Ellis on Azure SQL Data Services

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 20, 2009

Nigel Ellis, Architect at Microsoft, presented today a detailed overview of the new relational model of Azure SQL Data Service, which was announced a couple of weeks ago on the team's blog. Nigel also demonstrated how SDS could be used by WordPress (a PHP application) via an ODBC driver.

SQL Data Services Moving To a Full SQL Server Database in the Cloud

by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Feb 27, 2009 2

Last week InfoQ asked if RDBMS has its place in the cloud. All the big cloud vendors (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) are using a key/value store today. However, on the MSDN Developer Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft reported they will make RDBMS features of SQL Server available through SQL Data Services (SDS) after feedback from ISV’s.

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