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  • AdventureWorks on Azure now hosted by Red Gate software

    In March 2012 I launched an initiative called AdventureWorks on Azure in which I hosted the AdventureWorks2012 sample database on Azure so that the SQL Server community at large could use it to get familiar with what SQL Azure Windows Azure SQL Database had to offer. I asked the SQL community to support the initiative by donating money to keep ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on May 20, 2013
  • AdventureWorks on Azure donates GBP351.49 to War Child. THANK YOU!

    Just over 12 months ago I published a blog post entitled AdventureWorks2012 now available for all on SQL Azure. In it I explained that I had set up a Windows Azure SQL Database (then known as SQL Azure database) for the SQL Server community to use and hence familiarise themselves with the SQL Azure offering – I called this initiative ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on April 7, 2013
  • Olympics data available for all on Windows Azure SQL Database and Power View

    Are you looking around for some decent test data for your BI demos? Well, if so, Microsoft have provided some data about all medals won at the Olympics Games (1900 to 2008) at OlympicsData workbook - Excel, SSIS, Azure sample; it provides analysis over athletes, countries, medal type, sport, discipline and various other dimensions. The data has ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on November 29, 2012
  • Northwind now available on SQL Azure

    Two weeks ago I made available a copy of [AdventureWorks2012] on SQL Azure and published credentials so that anyone from the SQL community could connect up and experience SQL Azure, probably for the first time. One of the (somewhat) popular requests thereafter was to make the venerable Northwind database available too so I am pleased to say that ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on April 10, 2012
  • Big AdventureWorks2012

    Last week I launched AdventureWorks on Azure, an initiative to make SQL Azure accessible to anyone, in my blog post AdventureWorks2012 now available for all on SQL Azure. Since then I think its fair to say that the reaction has been lukewarm with 31 insertions into the [dbo].[SqlFamily] table and only 8 donations via PayPal to support it; on the ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on April 2, 2012
  • AdventureWorks2012 now available for all on SQL Azure

    Three days ago I tweeted this: Idea. MSFT could host read-only copies of all the [AdventureWorks] DBs up on #sqlazure for the SQL community to use. RT if agree #sqlfamily — Jamie Thomson (@jamiet) March 24, 2012 Evidently I wasn't the only one that thought this was a good idea because as you can see from the screenshot that tweet ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on March 27, 2012
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