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New book: Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step

Cover for Azure SQL Database Step by StepWe’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (9780735679429), by Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd.

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Your hands-on guide to SQL Database fundamentals

Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft Azure SQL Database platform. If you are an experienced software developer or database professional, but are new to Microsoft Azure or SQL Database, you’ll get the guidance, exercises, and code needed to master core topics and techniques.

Discover how to:

· Quickly get a server and database up and running in the cloud

· Design, populate, and query the database

· Create and manage servers, firewall rules, and databases

· Learn tools and techniques for migrating data

· Review security, backup, and disaster-recovery features

· Set up SSRS and reporting on a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

· Automate data replication and management tasks

· Build a multitiered cloud solution

· Monitor and tune performance

About the Authors

Leonard G. Lobel, Microsoft MVP for SQL Server, is a principal consultant at Tallan, Inc., a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Competency Partner, and he’s one of the industry’s leading .NET and SQL Server experts.

Eric D. Boyd, MVP for Microsoft Azure, is founder and CEO of a technology consultancy focusing on apps and cloud services. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences, regional code camps, and local user groups.