Introduction

Microsoft Azure SQL Database is the cloud version of Microsoft SQL Server, which is Microsoft’s well-established on-premises relational database engine platform. Despite some noteworthy differences, SQL Database (the short name for Microsoft Azure SQL Database) is largely compatible with SQL Server, so for the most part, any experience you have working with SQL Server can be directly and immediately applied to SQL Database. If you are a software professional looking to consider the cloud as a platform for the database in your next application, SQL Database can be just the right tool for you. And if you want to get up to speed quickly with this emerging platform, with or without SQL Server experience, this is just the right book for ...

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