Windows Azure Learning Plan

Overview and Training

Overview and general  information about SQL Azure - what it is, how it works, and where you can learn more.
General Overview (sign-in required, but free)
General Guidelines and Limitations
Microsoft SQL Azure Documentation
Samples and Learning
Sources for online and other SQL Azure Training
Free Online Training
60-minute Overview (webcast)


SQL Azure Internals and Architectures for Scale Out and other use-cases.
SQL Azure Architecture
Scale-out Architectures
Federation Concepts
SQL Azure Security Model (video)
Standard Administrative Tasks and Tools
Tools Options
SQL Azure Migration Wizard
Managing Databases and Login Security
General Security for SQL Azure
Backup and Recovery
More Backup and Recovery Options
Syncing Large Databases to SQL Azure


Programming Patterns and Architectures for SQL Azure systems.
How to Build and Manage a Business Database on SQL Azure
Connection Management
Transact-SQL Supported by SQL Azure