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Autoscaling Application Block and Transient Fault Handling Application Block Reference
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Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure
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Developing Multi-tenant Applications for the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
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Drupal on Windows Azure
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Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure
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Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure
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Moving Applications to the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your iOS Apps
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Phone 8 Apps
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your Windows Store Apps in C#
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Store Apps in JavaScript
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Windows Azure and SQL Database Tutorials
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  1. Session 1: Configure Windows Azure. Create a Virtual Network, subnets, and a Storage account. Create the virtual machines and empty disks.
  2. Session 2: Configure Domain Controllers. Configure two virtual machines as domain controllers.
  3. Session 3: Configure SQL Server Infrastructure. Prepare the Virtual Machines that host SQL Server.
  4. Session 4: Configuring a SharePoint Machine. Prepare the SharePoint machine.
  5. Session 5: Configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Install the Windows Server Failover Clustering feature and configure the Virtual Machines to participate in the cluster.
  6. Session 6: Creating Availability Groups on Virtual Machines. Create the SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability groups and prepare databases for inclusion in the groups.

This topic provides guidelines on how to sign up for SQL Server on a Windows Azure virtual machine and how to get started creating SQL Server databases in Microsoft public cloud environment.

With SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines, you get the full benefits of infrastructure-as-a-service offering in Microsoft data centers. Therefore, you have the full-control of the virtual machines that run your SQL Server as well as your applications and databases in Windows Azure. You can move your enterprise breadth applications in your own virtualization platform on-premises to Windows Azure by leveraging SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine instead of purchasing new hardware to run your increasing needs. When you need more hardware just for a specific time period or to do validation or testing of your new application, Windows Azure Virtual Machines provide flexibility to match your needs. You can build hybrid applications by hosting SQL Server databases in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Therefore, you can make your databases available to both on-premises and cloud applications.

Read More: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsazure/dn133151.aspx


How to Install Windows Server 2012 in virtual machine?  Using Windows Azure, you can easily install Windows 2012 server.  You can find all the steps for setting up Windows 2012 in Windows Azure

1. Go to http://www.windowsazure.com and setup a Windows Azure 90 day free trial

2. Once  you setup your account, click  Portal or visit : https://manage.windowsazure.com/

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3. To get started Click Create a virtual machine to start creating Windows 2012 virtual Server

Creating Windows 2012 Virtual Machine

4. Click Compute | Virtual Machine | Quick Create |

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Select the DNS Name

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From the Image dropdown, select Windows 2012 Server

Windows Server 2012 Image

and click on create virtual Machine

Creating Windows 2012 Server Virtual Machine

5. Windows Azure will start provisioning Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine
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6. After a while your Windows 2012 Server virtual machine will be ready. Click Connect, this will open up RDP connection window

Connecting Windows Server 2012 in Azure

7. Enter the password to connect to Windows 2012 Virtual Machine

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8. Connected to Windows 2012 Virtual Machine which I created using Windows Azure

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There are many ways to create Virtual machine but if you want to learn/test Windows 2012 server this would be the quick way to create Windows 2012 Virtual Machine using Windows Azure