Microsoft® SQL Azure™ is a highly available, and scalable cloud database service built on SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure, developers do not have to install, setup, patch or manage any software. High availability and fault tolerance is built-in and no physical administration is required. Additionally, developers can get productive on SQL Azure quickly by using the same familiar T-SQL based relational model and the same powerful development and management tools used for on-premises databases.
Mark Kromer has 18 years of experience in IT as a developer, database administrator, program manager, product manager and project manager. Mark is currently the Microsoft Malvern SQL Server technology specialist.