With cloud computing comes a new paradigm shift as organizations continue to realize the potential cost benefits of running their database applications in the cloud with greater scale and flexibility. Microsoft SQL Server is built for cloud integration—your organization can easily deploy SQL Server in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud, and can use familiar tools for development and management. In the public cloud, you can run SQL Server in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine. Microsoft SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine provides full feature parity with on-premises SQL Server.

In this technical whitepaper you will learn that seamlessly crossing these logical boundaries and integrating operations with data and services from virtually anywhere is one of the most exciting and impactful features of SQL Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure.