The successful adoption of any software depends on the availability of a reliable and tested toolset. SQL Azure's success would also depend on this key requirement. Microsoft has largely contributed to the tools that can be leveraged working with SQL Azure, but a few third-party vendors and others have also created tools for SQL Azure.
This chapter describes some of the developments that have taken place in this area. Needless to say that some of the tools have already been covered in Chapters 2, SQL Azure Services and Chapter 3, Working with SQL Azure Databases from Visual Studio 2008.
In this chapter, we will discuss the following:
As we have seen ...