wow! SQL Azure is evolving fast! year 2010 saw FIVE service updates! and in 2011, we saw a service update in may 2011 and the July 2011 is almost here!
So, what’s new in SQL Azure in July 2011 SU?
1. SQL Azure co-administrator support has been added
2. Creating firewall rule for server with IP detect has been added
3. There has been an Engine upgrade and that means increased performance and scalability!
4. Enhanced spatial data types support
This Update is also takes a first step to include features of upcoming SQL server Denali. Read official announcement and do not miss to upgrade SQL server management studio; URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/07/13/announcing-sql-azure-july-2011-service-release.aspx
PS: I help manage http://beyondrelational.com/whatisnew/sqlserver/azure.aspx which is aimed at keeping a tab on new SQL Azure updates. check it out!