Microsoft TechEd 2010 SQL Azure updates!

Microsoft TechEd is your chance to learn about cutting-edge insights and gain expertise that will make life easier for you and everyone  you work with.  You can Immerse yourself in hundreds of learning opportunities and get your questions answered by renowned technology experts.   Today, Bob Muglia, President of Microsoft’s Server and Business Tools gave the keynote speech.  During that speech he revealed a number of enhancements that have be pretty excited.

Azure will be getting new spatial data support.  New GIS style applications will be possible as well as some awesome mash ups with location based features!

We’ll soon get access to 50 GB databases in SQL Azure, extending the scalability and flexibility of SQL Azure.

A public preview of SQL Azure Data Sync Service was also announced, a service which allows users to control where and how data is distributed and synced across multiple data centers.  With finer controls over how and when data moves between centers, we can support more powerful interactions with users spread across the globe!

A new Microsoft SQL Server Web Manager (a management tool to aid in developing, deploying and managing cloud applications) was also announced.  This should make deployment even easier than it is now.

This week should provide many little tidbits like this!  I can’t wait to learn more!  What have you heard that I missed?  Let me know in the comments!

By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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