Many AutoCAD software add-ins depend on a database to store relevant information. For years, databases such as Microsoft Access were used to give multiple users access to the same data. At some point, it may have become necessary to move on to a more powerful platform such as SQL Server or Oracle. Now moving to a cloud-based database such as Microsoft Azure SQL database is easy enough to demonstrate the entire process from beginning to end in a 90-minute class. Developers no longer need to wait for their IT department to create a new virtual server and install software before they can begin work on a new project. For literally pennies a day, a developer can create a new cloud-based database that is visible to anyone running their software without worrying about VPNs, firewalls, and an approval process that takes months to complete. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
- Learn the pros and cons of cloud-based database storage
- Learn how to create a new Microsoft Azure Account from scratch
- Learn how to create a new SQL database on the Microsoft Azure Cloud
- Learn how to read from and write to a cloud database from an AutoCAD .NET add-in
Jerry Winters has taught at nearly every U.S.-based Autodesk University over the past 17 years primarily on topics of AutoCAD software customization using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VB.NET. He brings a unique blend of education and entertainment as he tackles what would otherwise be a dry topic. And while he reserves the week before Thanksgiving for meeting with and enjoying the company of his Autodesk friends, the rest of the year is spent with his beautiful wife of 26 years and his 9 (yes, that's 9) children in rural Lake Point, Utah, where they are occasionally found singing at community events and senior centers.