SQL Server for testing on the web
Is there a possibility to connect to a SQL Server database that is on the web and create there some tables queries etc. for testing purposes?
This would be useful when you don't want to install SQL Server (e.g. you are on another OS) but still are interested in this technology. It would be great if there would a possibility to connect to your database created there programmatically too.
You could use SQL Fiddle and run your queries in SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 mode:
Check out http://sqlfiddle.com/
A tool for easy online testing and sharing of database problems and their solutions.
You would have to pay for any server you use on the cloud, MS offer SQL Database (the rather vague name for what was known as SQL Azure)
Amazon have also recently started to offer SQL Server cloud hosting.
You could pay for a month's testing and then the database would be deleted.