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Pro SQL Azure by Herve Roggero, Scott Klein

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Appendix A. Houston

This appendix introduces you to the online SQL Azure database-management application built by Microsoft, code-named Houston. It's a web-based application built atop Silverlight.

The ability to manage SQL Azure databases from a cloud-based management interface is necessary for many developers because it allows them to manage a SQL Azure database without having to use SQL Server Management Studio. At the time of this writing, Houston is available as a Customer Technical Preview (CTP), which means that not all features are completed and you can expect certain issues with the use of the product.

Launching Houston

To easily access Houston, you can go to the SQL Azure Labs website at www.sqlazurelabs.com. Click Project Houston CTP 1, ...

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