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- File Size: 35990 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
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- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (24 June 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L92061G
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- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings
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Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Eric D. Boyd has been helping companies drive innovation and accelerate time-to-market for the past two decades. During this time he has helped both tech startups and global enterprises deliver web, mobile and traditional client and server applications. Eric is a leading expert on cloud computing and Microsoft Azure. He spends most of his time helping companies boost agility and scale massively in the cloud. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP, and an Azure Insider, runs a consultancy that is a Microsoft Azure Circle Partner, and is a frequent presenter at conferences around the world including Cloud Connect, Visual Studio Live, and AzureConf.
Leonard G. Lobel, Microsoft MVP for SQL Server, is a principal consultant at Tallan, Inc., a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Competency Partner, and he’s one of the industry’s leading .NET and SQL Server experts.¿--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Top international reviews
Would be great if the authors would revise the book & let the current owners have an update.
The book walked me through setting up the account, configuration and database schema. It was reassuring to know that this would not blow up on me. I had tried this with Google's cloud and got a bigger bill than I expected.
The authors then move to this issue of indexes in SQL Database and how to migrate data in and out of SQL Database.
[EDIT] I bumped up to 4 stars and have to revise my comment. SQL Management Portal DOES work. However, it appears that the DNS entry for you to access it takes a day or two. If you create a new server it may take a while before the magical MANAGE button appears but once it does, all databases will be able to be managed through the portal as stated in the book. I wish a caution was inserted as I wasted time trying to pull my hair out going over and over and thinking that they removed this feature.
I've scanned the rest of the book and its for mostly developer as stated in the title. I wished there were more admin stuff though as how to provision servers as VMs and how to connect with those. Thankfully, the comment on having the script is later revealed in the book and its ok. The only downside is that mostly they talk about using SQL as PaaS rather than IaaS, but you can't have everything.
I get that Azure is new and evolving and so developing a beginning book covering it's database applications is challenging - so there needs to be a very strong and diligent effort to update in errata to keep readers moving forward.
In all fairness to the author it should be noted that I am just a student working my way through various SQL Server disciplines. Someone with more experience and familiarity could probably have figured out what stymied me and worked through the book easily. As it was, the book went into the drawer, my free Azure subscription expired and I moved on to other SQL topics.