While studying ITIL foundations, I have been thinking of an application to manage resources, specifically servers, and a service portfolio. Any good application and design will need a database and I thought a Windows Azure and SQL 2014 account at Microsoft would be a great way to start. I have not worked with either and there are some tools and requirements to get started. So I now have Visual Studio 2013 Premium and SQL 2014 Express running locally and connected to my database in the cloud. Let the fun begin.