Chapter 1. Getting started with Microsoft Azure SQL Database
In this chapter, you will create your first database on the Microsoft Azure SQL Database platform—completely from scratch. From scratch means that all you need to follow along is a web browser (the chapter uses Internet Explorer) and Internet access. You will sign up for a Microsoft account (if you don’t already have one), and use your Microsoft account to create and access a free trial subscription to Microsoft Azure. Then we’ll introduce you to the Microsoft Azure management portal, and you’ll quickly get a server and database up and running in the cloud. Finally, you’ll use the SQL Database management portal to design, populate, and query the database.