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With Windows Azure we can use Windows Azure SQL Database service (formerly known as SQL Azure) when we need a Relational Database. Microsoft offers a 99.9% monthly SLA for this service. But Microsoft doesn’t provide you with the service to restore your data to a moment back in time when you (accidentally) delete of corrupt data.
To have a backup in time I wrote some code to allow a Worker Role to backup my Windows Azure SQL Database every hour. Most solutions you find online are relying on the REST Endpoints but the address of the endpoint is different depending on which datacenter your database is hosted. I found a different solution where you only need the connection string to your database using the DacServices.

With Windows Azure we can use Azure SQL Database service (formerly known as SQL Azure) when we need a Relational Database. Microsoft offers a 99.9% monthly SLA for this service.

But Microsoft does not provide you with the service to restore your data to a moment back in time when you (accidentally) delete of corrupt data.

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I am invited to speak at the Techdays 2013 in the Netherlands. The event is held on the 7th & 8th of March at the World Forum in Den Haag My session, in Dutch, is called Serious Request met Windows Azure and I will be talking about my experiences using Windows Azure to build a high available and scaling platform for the various […]

Techdays 2013 Netherlands

I am invited to speak at the Techdays 2013 in the Netherlands. The event is held on the 7th & 8th of March at the World Forum in Den Haag

My session, in Dutch, is called Serious Request met Windows Azure and I will be talking about my experiences using Windows Azure to build a high available and scaling platform for the various applications used during 3FM Serious Request, the annual charity event organized by the Dutch radio station 3FM for the Dutch Red Cross.

If the schedule does not change, I will be speaking in the Africa Room on Friday between 13:15 - 14:30.

Update

I’ve uploaded my slides for this session (PowerPoint PPTX, 6,83MB).
You can also view my presentation on SlideShare (but the fonts get messed up):