Microsoft Releases SQL Azure Update
Microsoft SQL Azure Service Update 4 is now live with new support for database copying, an enhanced help system and deployment of Microsoft's "Houston" tool to multiple data centers.Microsoft has released an update to SQL Azure with new support for database copying. With SQL Azure Service Update 4, users get the ability to take a snapshot of their database.
"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 the source database," according to a blog post by Wayne Walter Brady of Microsoft's SQL Azure team. "The ability to snapshot a database easily is our top requested feature for SQL Azure, and goes above and beyond our database center replication to keep your data always available."