Getting Started with Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is a cloud-based relationship database service based on Microsoft’s SQL Server engine. It delivers predictable performance, dynamic scalability, and robust data protection so you can focus on front-end application development rather than managing machines and infrastructure. SQL Database supports existing SQL Server tools, libraries, and APIs, making it simple to migrate existing database solutions to the cloud and leverage them using skills you already have. And it features the largest compliance portfolio in the industry, including HIPAA, FERPA, and even Singapore MTCS Level 3.

During this session, you will learn the features and benefits of Azure SQL Database. There will also be demonstrations of how to create an Azure SQL Database and populate data into it. We will create an Azure API App to expose the database securely to clients using REST calls, create a Universal Windows Platform app to access the database through the API App, and use security features of SQL database to limit the information returned.

Short Abstract

Are you still hosting your databases on your own SQL Server? Would you like to consider putting those up in the cloud? Then come and learn what exactly Azure SQL can do for you and how to go about moving your databases to the cloud.


45/60/75-minute session


  • Azure
  • Azure SQL
  • Cloud
  • Data
  • Database
  • SQL Server

Leaning Objectives

  • Understand what Azure SQL is and how you can use it to power you applications


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