How To Use Windows Azure to Create a SQL Server Agent for SQL Azure
Did you know you could use a Windows Azure worker role and custom code to create SQL Server Agent type functionality for SQL Azure? Want to know how? Then you should read the blog post series on the SQL Azure blog, "I Miss You SQL Server Agent", by Wayne Walter Berry. In this three-part series, Wayne walks readers step by step through the process of creating a lightweight substitute for a SQL Server Agent using a Windows Azure role, covering everything from how to get started to handling errors. It's a great read so check it out and post a comment to the SQL Azure blog if you have any comments or suggestions for Wayne or the SQL Azure team.