How to deploy On-Premise Microsoft SQL Database to Windows Azure SQL Database

This short article shows you how to move On-Premise Microsoft SQL Database to SQL Azure Database.

In the past we have struggling to restore the database to SQL Azure but unfortunately this is not happening.

Somehow Microsoft added a feature Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database in SQL Management Studio.

To export the On-Premise Microsoft SQL Database to Windows Azure SQL Database, do the following.

1.      Start SQL Management Studio 2014.

2.      Right click on the database that you want to export, for example “NORTHWND (tree item)”.

3.      Select Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database.


4.      Click on “Next > (button)” in “Deploy Database ‘NORTHWND'”.


5.      Click on “Connect… (button)” in “Deploy Database ‘NORTHWND'”.


6.      Type the authentication for your Windows Azure SQL Server.


7.      Select on “S0 (list item)” if you remember the price showing in my previous blog. Click Next.


8.      Review the summary then click on “Finish button)”.


9.      Click Close when it is done.



You can now sign in to your portal and check.

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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