1. Access the Microsoft Azure Portal: https://portal.azure.com 2. Select the New button in the left navigation to create a new Azure Resource 3. Enter SQL Database in the search box to begin
4. Provide a Database name for the new resource 5. In the Select source property, select Blank database 6. Expand the Server fly-out to Configure required settings 7. Provide a Server name, Server admin login, and Password for the SQL Server Important: Take note of the Server Name, Server admin login and Password provided here
8. Click on the Select button to use the newly created server 10. Expand the Pricing tier fly-out menu 11. Select Premium pricing tier for the new SQL Database with the minimal allocations Note: Premium tier supports Non-clustered column index store (NCCI) which is required by the Entity Store database. For more details review the article here.
12. Click on the Select button to close the fly-out 13. Click on the Create button to create the SQL Server DatabaseNow, you are ready to publish the Entity Store database from a local 1Box development environment.