Tracing with XEvents in Azure SQL Database

Being Developer, Administrator or simply Support for an Azure SQL Database based Application, there are those moments when the Azure-provided Dashboard-capabilities are not sufficient and you need to conduct a throughout trace of certain statements occurring.

SQL Server in Microsoft Azure: How to gain performance by flexibility and save costs at the same time

This is the first time that I am tackling Microsoft Azure in an article. (Microsoft.com: What is Microsoft Azure?) A plethora of services is provided by Microsoft Azure by now, of which the hosting of virtual machines running on an SQL Server service is one. This is what we call IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).