As always I had fun presenting at Gwinnett Georgia Microsoft Users Group on Thursday. The subject of my talk was “Getting started with SQL Azure”. I documented all the steps in this blog post. There are also useful links that I mentioned in this post to help you get started.
There are many advantages to use SQL Azure. Number of reason is probably the fact that one can eliminate the need to house expensive hardware and software on premises. As long as you are fine with living with certain limitations of SQL Azure compared to SQL Server 2008, you can take advantage of this great technology. The primary limitation is probably the size of the database. You cannot have a database bigger than 10 GB.
Feel free to ask any questions on the topic.