Archive for the ‘SQL Azure’ Category

SQL Azure Import/Export Service has been released to Production

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

SQL Azure Import/Export Service has been released to Production as of today!!!

SQL Azure Import/Export Service is available at free of charge for SQL Azure customers.

For more information visit the following blog post

Manage SQL Azure server using PowerShell

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Windows Azure Platform Powershell Cmdlets has been released and available for download at

It supports creating SQL Azure server, removing an existing SQL Azure server, managing the firewall and resetting the Administrator password.

For more detailed information, please visit

How to create Co-Administrator for SQL Azure Server ?

July 15, 2011 Leave a comment

SQL Azure Co-Administrator option has been released in July 2011 Service Release

In this article, we will see How to add a Co-Administrator for your subscription

After logging in to Windows Azure Management Portal, click on “Database” tab


After navigating to Database section, click on “User Management” in Tool bar


In User Management screen, You can see the currently available Service Administrators and Co-Administrator for all available subscriptions


Click on “Add New Co-Admin”


In Add New Co-Administrator screen, specify the new users’ Windows Live ID and then select the subscription he can administer and then click “Ok”


Now we have successfully created a new Co-Administrator, Now he can login and create or drop servers, create or drop databases and new co-administrators as well


To remove a subscription or remove a Co-Administrator, click on Co-Administrator name and then click on “Manage Co-Admin”


If you have multiple subscriptions, you can remove the subscription which the co-admin should not manage, if you remove all subscriptions, the co-admin account will be removed automatically.

Now let us login using Co-Administrator login and see how the users are displayed


Since the Co-Administrator already has a subscription, he is displayed as Service Administrator for one of the account and Co-Administrator for other account.

Hope you all find this information helpful !!!

SQL Azure Management Portal Changes–Drop SQL Azure Server

July 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Today while working on SQL Azure Management Portal, I found this new change

While Dropping a server, currently its prompting for Server to confirm that we are deleting the right server


If you type the correct server name, then “Drop” button is enabled


The Drop button doesn’t get enabled until you type the server name correctly


This looks like a small change, but this will be great preventive method to avoid any disaster of dropping the server by mistake !!!

Windows Azure Team announces next release for SQL Azure–July 2011 Service Release

July 13, 2011 2 comments

SQL Azure July 2011 Service Release will be released in the upcoming weeks in all datacenters.

The important features in this release will be

1. SQL Azure Engine upgrade to increase overall performance and scalability

2. Co-Administrator Support for SQL Azure

3. Increase capability for using Spatial Data Types

You also need to update SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio to SP1, you can download it from the below link

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – Management Studio x64 – Download

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – Management Studio x86 – Download

For more information about this release please read the announcement from Windows Azure Team Blog

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