How to Deploy a Database to Windows Azure

There are several different ways you can move an on-premises SQL Server database to Windows Azure. In this task, you'll use the Deploy Database to SQL Database wizard to upload a sample database.

The School sample database is conveniently simple; all of its objects are compatible with SQL Database, eliminating the need to modify or prepare a database for migration. As a new administrator, try deploying a simple database first to learn the steps before using your own databases.

Note: Review the SQL Database Migration Guide for detailed instructions on how to prepare an on-premises database for migration to Windows Azure. Also, consider downloading the Windows Azure Training Kit. It includes a lab that shows an alternative approach to migrating an on-premises database.

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How to: Create the school database on an on-premises server

Scripts for creating this database can be found in the ​​Getting Started with SQL Database Administration​​. In this guide, you'll run these scripts in Management Studio to create an on-premises version of the school database.


  1. In Management Studio, connect to an on-premises server. Right-click Databases, click New Database, and enter school.
  2. Right-click on school, click New Query.
  3. Copy and then execute the Create Schema script from the tutorial.


--Create the Department table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Department]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Department]([DepartmentID][int] NOT NULL,[Name][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[Budget][money] NOT NULL,[StartDate][datetime] NOT NULL,[Administrator][int] NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_Department] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([DepartmentID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the Person table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Person]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Person]([PersonID][int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,[LastName][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[FirstName][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[HireDate][datetime] NULL,[EnrollmentDate][datetime] NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_School.Student] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED        ([PersonID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the OnsiteCourse table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OnsiteCourse]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[OnsiteCourse]([CourseID][int] NOT NULL,[Location][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[Days][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[Time][smalldatetime] NOT NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_OnsiteCourse] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([CourseID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the OnlineCourse table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OnlineCourse]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[OnlineCourse]([CourseID][int] NOT NULL,[URL][nvarchar](100) NOT NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_OnlineCourse] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([CourseID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the StudentGrade table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[StudentGrade]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[StudentGrade]([EnrollmentID][int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,[CourseID][int] NOT NULL,[StudentID][int] NOT NULL,[Grade][decimal](3,2) NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_StudentGrade] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([EnrollmentID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the CourseInstructor table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CourseInstructor]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CourseInstructor]([CourseID][int] NOT NULL,[PersonID][int] NOT NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_CourseInstructor] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([CourseID] ASC,[PersonID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the Course table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Course]')          AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Course]([CourseID][int] NOT NULL,[Title][nvarchar](100) NOT NULL,[Credits][int] NOT NULL,[DepartmentID][int] NOT NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_School.Course] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([CourseID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Create the OfficeAssignment table.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects          WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OfficeAssignment]')         AND type in(N'U'))BEGIN     CREATE TABLE [dbo].[OfficeAssignment]([InstructorID][int] NOT NULL,[Location][nvarchar](50) NOT NULL,[Timestamp][timestamp] NOT NULL,      CONSTRAINT [PK_OfficeAssignment] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED      ([InstructorID] ASC     )WITH (IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF))END;     GO      --Define the relationship between OnsiteCourseandCourse.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys         WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_OnsiteCourse_Course]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OnsiteCourse]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OnsiteCourse]  WITH CHECK ADD          CONSTRAINT [FK_OnsiteCourse_Course] FOREIGN KEY([CourseID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Course]([CourseID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OnsiteCourse] CHECK         CONSTRAINT [FK_OnsiteCourse_Course];     GO      --Define the relationship between OnlineCourseandCourse.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys         WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_OnlineCourse_Course]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OnlineCourse]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OnlineCourse]  WITH CHECK ADD          CONSTRAINT [FK_OnlineCourse_Course] FOREIGN KEY([CourseID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Course]([CourseID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OnlineCourse] CHECK         CONSTRAINT [FK_OnlineCourse_Course];     GO     --Define the relationship between StudentGradeandCourse.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys         WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_StudentGrade_Course]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[StudentGrade]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[StudentGrade]  WITH CHECK ADD          CONSTRAINT [FK_StudentGrade_Course] FOREIGN KEY([CourseID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Course]([CourseID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[StudentGrade] CHECK         CONSTRAINT [FK_StudentGrade_Course];     GO      --Define the relationship between StudentGradeandStudent.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys         WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_StudentGrade_Student]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[StudentGrade]'))        ALTER TABLE [dbo].[StudentGrade]  WITH CHECK ADD          CONSTRAINT [FK_StudentGrade_Student] FOREIGN KEY([StudentID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Person]([PersonID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[StudentGrade] CHECK         CONSTRAINT [FK_StudentGrade_Student];     GO      --Define the relationship between CourseInstructorandCourse.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys       WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_CourseInstructor_Course]')      AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CourseInstructor]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CourseInstructor]  WITH CHECK ADD        CONSTRAINT [FK_CourseInstructor_Course] FOREIGN KEY([CourseID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Course]([CourseID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CourseInstructor] CHECK        CONSTRAINT [FK_CourseInstructor_Course];     GO      --Define the relationship between CourseInstructorandPerson.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys        WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_CourseInstructor_Person]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[CourseInstructor]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CourseInstructor]  WITH CHECK ADD         CONSTRAINT [FK_CourseInstructor_Person] FOREIGN KEY([PersonID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Person]([PersonID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CourseInstructor] CHECK       CONSTRAINT [FK_CourseInstructor_Person];     GO      --Define the relationship between CourseandDepartment.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys         WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_Course_Department]')        AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Course]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Course]  WITH CHECK ADD          CONSTRAINT [FK_Course_Department] FOREIGN KEY([DepartmentID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Department]([DepartmentID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Course] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_Course_Department];     GO      --Define the relationship between OfficeAssignmentandPerson.     IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.foreign_keys        WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FK_OfficeAssignment_Person]')       AND parent_object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[OfficeAssignment]'))     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OfficeAssignment]  WITH CHECK ADD         CONSTRAINT [FK_OfficeAssignment_Person] FOREIGN KEY([InstructorID])     REFERENCES [dbo].[Person]([PersonID]);     GO     ALTER TABLE [dbo].[OfficeAssignment] CHECK       CONSTRAINT [FK_OfficeAssignment_Person];     GO


Next, copy and execute the Insert Data script.


--Insert data into the Person table.     SET IDENTITY_INSERT dbo.Person ON;     GO     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (1,'Abercrombie','Kim','1995-03-11',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (2,'Barzdukas','Gytis',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (3,'Justice','Peggy',null,'2001-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (4,'Fakhouri','Fadi','2002-08-06',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (5,'Harui','Roger','1998-07-01',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (6,'Li','Yan',null,'2002-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (7,'Norman','Laura',null,'2003-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (8,'Olivotto','Nino',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (9,'Tang','Wayne',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (10,'Alonso','Meredith',null,'2002-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (11,'Lopez','Sophia',null,'2004-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (12,'Browning','Meredith',null,'2000-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (13,'Anand','Arturo',null,'2003-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (14,'Walker','Alexandra',null,'2000-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (15,'Powell','Carson',null,'2004-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (16,'Jai','Damien',null,'2001-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (17,'Carlson','Robyn',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (18,'Zheng','Roger','2004-02-12',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (19,'Bryant','Carson',null,'2001-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (20,'Suarez','Robyn',null,'2004-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (21,'Holt','Roger',null,'2004-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (22,'Alexander','Carson',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (23,'Morgan','Isaiah',null,'2001-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (24,'Martin','Randall',null,'2005-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (25,'Kapoor','Candace','2001-01-15',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (26,'Rogers','Cody',null,'2002-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (27,'Serrano','Stacy','1999-06-01',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (28,'White','Anthony',null,'2001-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (29,'Griffin','Rachel',null,'2004-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (30,'Shan','Alicia',null,'2003-09-01');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (31,'Stewart','Jasmine','1997-10-12',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (32,'Xu','Kristen','2001-7-23',null);     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (33,'Gao','Erica',null,'2003-01-30');     INSERT INTO dbo.Person(PersonID,LastName,FirstName,HireDate,EnrollmentDate)     VALUES (34,'Van Houten','Roger','2000-12-07',null);     GO     SET IDENTITY_INSERT dbo.Person OFF;     GO     --Insert data into the Department table.     INSERT INTO dbo.Department(DepartmentID,[Name],Budget,StartDate,Administrator)     VALUES (1,'Engineering',350000.00,'2007-09-01',2);     INSERT INTO dbo.Department(DepartmentID,[Name],Budget,StartDate,Administrator)     VALUES (2,'English',120000.00,'2007-09-01',6);     INSERT INTO dbo.Department(DepartmentID,[Name],Budget,StartDate,Administrator)     VALUES (4,'Economics',200000.00,'2007-09-01',4);     INSERT INTO dbo.Department(DepartmentID,[Name],Budget,StartDate,Administrator)     VALUES (7,'Mathematics',250000.00,'2007-09-01',3);     GO     --Insert data into the Course table.     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (1050,'Chemistry',4,1);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (1061,'Physics',4,1);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (1045,'Calculus',4,7);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (2030,'Poetry',2,2);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (2021,'Composition',3,2);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (2042,'Literature',4,2);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (4022,'Microeconomics',3,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (4041,'Macroeconomics',3,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (4061,'Quantitative',2,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.Course(CourseID,Title,Credits,DepartmentID)     VALUES (3141,'Trigonometry',4,7);     GO     --Insert data into the OnlineCourse table.     INSERT INTO dbo.OnlineCourse(CourseID, URL)     VALUES (2030,'http://www.fineartschool.net/Poetry');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnlineCourse(CourseID, URL)     VALUES (2021,'http://www.fineartschool.net/Composition');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnlineCourse(CourseID, URL)     VALUES (4041,'http://www.fineartschool.net/Macroeconomics');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnlineCourse(CourseID, URL)     VALUES (3141,'http://www.fineartschool.net/Trigonometry');--Insert data intoOnsiteCourse table.     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (1050,'123 Smith','MTWH','11:30');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (1061,'234 Smith','TWHF','13:15');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (1045,'121 Smith','MWHF','15:30');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (4061,'22 Williams','TH','11:15');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (2042,'225 Adams','MTWH','11:00');     INSERT INTO dbo.OnsiteCourse(CourseID,Location,Days,[Time])     VALUES (4022,'23 Williams','MWF','9:00');--Insert data into the CourseInstructor table.     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (1050,1);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (1061,31);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (1045,5);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (2030,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (2021,27);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (2042,25);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (4022,18);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (4041,32);     INSERT INTO dbo.CourseInstructor(CourseID,PersonID)     VALUES (4061,34);     GO     --Insert data into the OfficeAssignment table.     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (1,'17 Smith');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (4,'29 Adams');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (5,'37 Williams');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (18,'143 Smith');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (25,'57 Adams');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (27,'271 Williams');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (31,'131 Smith');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (32,'203 Williams');     INSERT INTO dbo.OfficeAssignment(InstructorID,Location)     VALUES (34,'213 Smith');--Insert data into the StudentGrade table.     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2021,2,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2030,2,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2021,3,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2030,3,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2021,6,2.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2042,6,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2021,7,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2042,7,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2021,8,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (2042,8,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,9,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,10,null);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,11,2.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,12,null);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4061,12,null);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,14,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,13,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4061,13,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,14,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,15,2.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,16,2);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,17,null);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,19,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4061,20,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4061,21,2);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,22,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4041,22,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4061,22,2.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (4022,23,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1045,23,1.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,24,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,25,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1050,26,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,26,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,27,3);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1045,28,2.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1050,28,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,29,4);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1050,30,3.5);     INSERT INTO dbo.StudentGrade(CourseID,StudentID,Grade)     VALUES (1061,30,4);     GO


You now have an on-premises database that you can export to Windows Azure. Next, you'll run a wizard that creates a .bacpac file, loads it onto Windows Azure, and imports it into SQL Database.

How to: Deploy to SQL Database


  1. In Management Studio, connect to an on-premises SQL Server instance that has a database you want to migrate.
  2. Right-click the school database that you just created, point to Tasks, and click Deploy Database to SQL Azure.
  3. In Deployment Settings, enter a name for the database, such as school.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. In Server name, enter the 10-character server name, followed by .database.windows.net.
  6. In Authentication, choose SQL Server Authentication.
  7. Enter the administrator login name and password that you provisioned when creating the SQL Database logical server.
  8. Click Options.
  9. In Connection Properties, in Connect to database, type master.
  10. Click Connect. This step concludes the connection specification and takes you back to the wizard.
  11. Click Next and click Finish to run the wizard.

How to: Verify database deployment


  1. In Management Studio, in Object Explorer refresh the databases to view the new one you just created.
  2. Expand the Databases folder. You should see the school database in the list.
  3. Right-click on the school database and click New Query.
  4. Execute the following query to verify that data is accessible.


SELECT         Course.Titleas"Course Title",Department.Nameas"Department",Person.LastNameas"Instructor",OnsiteCourse.Locationas"Location",OnsiteCourse.Daysas"Days",OnsiteCourse.Timeas"Time"     FROM      Course      INNER JOIN Department       ON Course.DepartmentID=Department.DepartmentID      INNER JOIN CourseInstructor        ON Course.CourseID=CourseInstructor.CourseID      INNER JOIN Person        ON CourseInstructor.PersonID=Person.PersonID      INNER JOIN OnsiteCourse         ON OnsiteCourse.CourseID=CourseInstructor.CourseID;