Bing Maps & SQL Azure Support April 2010
Dave Robinson above of the SQL Azure Team announced upcoming support for spatial data in SQL Azure. Example shown are gas stations along a route.
The SQL Azure Team announced upcoming support for spatial data in SQL Azure. You can view the announcement at the MIX Conference in the video of Dave’s presentation, Building Web Applications with Microsoft SQL Azure.
Behind the scenes; spatial buffer of a polyline .Windows SQL Azure will have spatial capabilities release 12th April 2010.
"SQL Azure provides a highly available and scalable relational database engine in the cloud. In this demo-intensive and interactive session, learn how to quickly build web applications with SQL Azure Databases and familiar web technologies. We demonstrate how you can quickly provision, build and populate a new SQL Azure database directly from your web browser. Also, see firsthand several new enhancements we are adding to SQL Azure based on the feedback we’ve received from the community since launching the service earlier this year."
This uses Microsoft SQL 2008 Server technology as based on latitude and longitude geometry support.
More information: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlazure/archive/2010/03/19/9981936.aspx