I attended SQLSaturday event this morning in Phenix City, Alabama – my home town.  The event was held in the new Troy State University building located on the west bank of the Chattahoochee river.

Two sessions on Azure SQL Database peaked my interest:

Both sessions were presented by Sven Aelterman.  Sven was entertaining and obviously a master his subject.

Two takeaways from today

This is very cool.  I want to play with it.  A development database is very cheap – free with MSDN subscription.

And if you decide to go to the cloud.  Go all the way!  Sven showed us how to archive database to cloud storage and says blob storage is dirt cheap.