eBookAzureMigratingSqlServerThe “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure” book written by Carl Rabeler has been made a free eBook by Microsoft Press. This book is part of the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” books series. With this book you will learn how SQL Server in Azure is similar to SQL Server in an on-premises environment. You will also learn how they are different. The author, Carl Rabeler, is a content lead for Azure.com and will walk you through the steps of getting started with SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine as well as Azure SQL Databases.


This eBook has been made available from the Microsoft Press blog, but I have included direct download links here for your convenience.

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About the eBook Author

Here’s a little snippet from Microsoft Press about the eBook author:

Carl Rabeler is currently the content lead for SQL Database solution content on Azure.com. Carl is the author of multiple books and SQL CAT white papers, as well as various current MSDN and Azure.com articles on SQL Database and SQL Server 2016. He has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5 and with Microsoft Hyper-V and virtualization of SQL Server since Windows Server 2008. He has also been working with the Microsoft Azure cloud and SQL Database since its inception. In addition, Carl has been a speaker at multiple SQL PASS conferences and SQL Saturday events.

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Certified Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect (both MCSD and MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and self proclaimed Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.


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