Scaling up and down your SQL Database is something that is quite common to do. I want to discuss the impact of moving up and down tiers, in terms of your transactions and connections.
Setting up AD authentication with Azure SQL Database sounds simple, it is assuming you plan carefully. I did run into issues but once rectified it felt great using AD authentication in Azure rather than just SQL logins.
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday entry hosted by Koen Verbeeck (http://sqlkover.com/t-sql-tuesday-89-invitation-the-times-they-are-a-changing/), a blog post about how we feel about the ever changing times within our technology space. Personally I love this new era of cloud computing and do not feel threatened in anyway.