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Azure SQL revealed: A guide to the cloud for SQL Server professionals

Published: 22/02/2021

Get the hands-on, practical guidance that you need to transfer your database skills to the cloud. Learn how to deploy, configure and optimise Azure SQL with this free, 500-page e-book from Apress by Microsoft insider Bob Ward. 

Download your free copy of this e-book to: 

  • Fully explore the Azure SQL line-up: SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure SQL Database. 
  • Determine which Azure SQL option best meets your needs. 
  • Master securing your data, boosting performance and achieving high availability with Azure. 
  • Work through the many examples – available in the book and as downloadable code. 

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