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


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

Author: Arunraj

I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Database Developer). I work on SQL Server programming since SQL Server 7.0 specializes in SQL Server Programming and Performance Tuning and has 14 years of hands-on experience. I hold a Master Degree in Computer Applications. I am also part of NJSQL User Group and Northern New Jersey .Net User Group.

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