Intro to SQL Azure


Presenter: Lynn Langit

Session Details


In this demo-filled session, Lynn will explain the differences between Windows Azure storage and SQL Azure. She will demonstrate working with SQL Azure storage in your application and discuss the option to connect a non-cloud hosted front end and/or a cloud-hosted front end to a SQL Azure back end solution. Lynn will also talk about migration strategies and best practices. In her talk, you will also learn recommended business scenarios for cloud-based storage. Finally, she will cover in detail features of SQL Server RDMS which are and are not supported in SQL Azure.


About the Speaker



A self-described language geek, Lynn Langit is fascinated by languages and semantics. She understands that life rarely travels in a straight line and her own career reflects this winding path. Lynn moved from a degree in linguistics to become a business executive, and then launched her own software development, training and consulting company. She’s done production work with all versions of .NET, BizTalk, K2.Net, SharePoint, SQL Server, Analysis Services, InfoPath, MOM, and Active Directory, and holds an array of certifications, including MCT, MCSD, MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA and MSF. 

She is the author of Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 (MSPress) and Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (APress).  In her spare time, Lynn gives back to the community by supporting children’s education. Her current projects include work with the 'Teaching Kids Programming' group (, the Mona Foundation (Redmond, Washington) and SmartCare (Lusaka, Zambia).





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