This tutorial shows how to use the Visual Studio Server Explorer to connect to an Azure SQL database. You’ll see how to setup the connection and learn why Azure uses a firewall approach to block access to the database except from designated IP addresses.
- [Voiceover] I'm back in Visual Studio,…and I'm ready to connect to my database server…and connect to my database that I created in Azure.…I have an active Azure connection.…You can see it here in the top of Server Explorer.…Pop that open and look in my SQL Databases note.…There's my new database.…This shows that I have that database on the server…and I can see it.…If you don't see it in this list,…click the refresh button.…I can't do much with the database in Server Explorer,…so open in in SQL Server object explorer.…Since this is a new database,…I haven't connected to it yet.…
I'm shown this Connect dialog,…and there's some of the information…is already pre-entered for me.…The server name that Microsoft created for me…for my database server is listed here.…It's defaulting to SQL Server Authentication.…There's other choices in this list,…but this is the default.…I have to enter my name and password,…I'll do that in a second,…and at the bottom of this dialog…is a drop down that shows the different databases…that are available on that server.…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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