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Exploring SQL Azure features and opportunities
Volume 3 of the SQL Server Insider E-Zine offers tips for the SQL Server pro. This volume covers the following topics: "Are We There Yet? The Slow Road to SQL Azure," "Finding Your BI Niche in the Cloud," and "The Three Sides of DACPAC with SQL Server 2008 R2."
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PowerPivot, SQL Azure and ‘Dallas’ combine to create BI applications in the cloud. Is that integration seamless and is it even for you?
Data-tier applications are among SQL Server 2008 R2’s most talked-about new features, though version-one limitations could minimize their impact in the short term.
SQL Azure offers full-blown SQL Server functionality in the cloud and could ease management and development. But whether it’s ready to fully replace SQL Server remains to be seen.