Managing Your Database

At this point, you’re done with the Windows Azure Management Portal and can use the SQL Azure Management Portal instead. Click the Manage button in the ribbon’s Database group to bring up the SQL Azure Management Portal. Use your SQL Azure server-wide administrative user credentials (not your Live ID and its password) to log in, and then allow the portal a few moments to load up.

The SQL Azure Management Portal, which is relatively new as of this writing, is a separate management tool for administering your SQL Azure server and databases, as well as designing, maintaining data in, and querying your databases. The tool features a Metro-style UI using the same elements of Live Tiles, semantic zoom, uncluttered design, and emphasis ...

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