SQL Azure SU4 is now live with three new updates:
- MSDN has created a new section called “Development: How-to Topics (SQL Azure Database)” which has links to information about how to perform common programming tasks with SQL Azure Database.
- Update on “Houston”: Microsoft Project Code-Named “Houston” is a light weight web-based database management tool for SQL Azure. Houston, runs on top of Windows Azure, is now available in multiple datacenters, reducing the latency between the app and SQL Azure database.
Database copy allows you to make a real-time complete snapshot of your database into a different server in data center. This new copy feature is the first step in backup support for SQL Azure, allowing you to get a complete backup of any SQL Azure database before making schema or database changes to source database. that this feature is in addition to automated database replication, which keeps your data always available. [More Info: Copying Databases in SQL Azure]