# Friday, October 9, 2009

Here is a another pretty cool find for managing SQL Azure databases. The SQL Azure Explorer for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is a neat little add-in that allows you to explore your SQL Azure databases as well as run SQL statements.

Once you have the tool installed, just fire up Visual Studio Beta 1 (I assume when Beta 2 ships the tool will be updated) and you can access the tool from the Tools|SQL Azure Explorer menu option. You have to provide your SQL Azure login credentials (you may have to put as the login your username@servername)


After you have logged in, you will see the Object Explorer tree. You can drill into the database objects or select the top 100 rows of a table or view.


You can also right click on the database and say “Open SQL Editor” and type in SQL Statements against your SQL Azure database.


If you are using Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 and spend a lot of time in Visual Studio, you may want to give the SQL Azure Explorer a try since you won’t have to leave Visual Studio.


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