Project Description SQL Database Migration Wizard (SQLAzure MW) is designed to help you migrate your SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014 databases to Azure SQL Database. NET Framework 3.5 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 bits to run. It also contains improved SQL Database V12 support by adding Full-Text search migration. SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor As of February 12th 2016, Microsoft has released an updated SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor that incorporates much of the functionality of the SQL Database Migration Wizard. Here are the download links to the different version of SQLAzure MW: All downloads can be found here.
Check out the Tech Net Virtual Lab: Migrating a SQL Server Database to Microsoft Azure SQL Database where you can use the SQLAzure MW to migrate the Northwind database to Azure SQL DB.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database Microsoft® Azure SQL Database ™ is a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server® technologies.
It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud.
To sign up for Windows Azure SQL Database , go to Windows Azure free trial.
Download the new Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor to get the new integrated support for SQL DB migration.
Reference Material Watch George Huey as he walks you through an example migration process, on MSDN Channel 9, with Scott Klein: SQL Database Migration Wizard Migration cookbook now available for the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12) We are delighted to announce the availability of a migration cookbook for the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12)!The cookbook describes various approaches you can use to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12). This latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12) brings near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility, even more Premium performance and marks the first step in delivering the next generation of the SQL Database service.Improved T-SQL compatibility with SQL Server 2014 makes it easier to migrate most on-premises databases to the latest Azure SQL Database Update (V12) using tools that you already use today (e.g. The cookbook has details on using these updated tools and other approaches based on the features you use in your on-premises database.Azure SQL Database v12 The latest preview for Azure SQL Database, brings near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility and more Premium performance.This preview marks the first step in delivering the next generation of the SQL Database service which will bring customers more compatibility, flexibility and performance.The key highlights of this preview are as follows: Azure SQL Database Service Tiers and Performance Levels Microsoft Azure has introduced new SQL Database Service Tiers.