web interface database

I have all my data in a sql server 2012. I need to create a web interface database using visual studio as a front end. I also would like to have azure host my sql server data. Can someone tell me what are the preliminary steps to take?
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Julian HansenCommented:
You might want to refine your requirements a bit. The short answer is hire a developer or IT professional to consult with on how best to achieve this.

Long answer is entirely dependent on what you want to do - do you just want to see the data? Do you want to be able to add / delete / edit records - if so how many tables / views etc.

The requirement you have listed is too open ended to get a good answer here.

If all you want to do is just administer the data through the web then you should take a look at SQL Web Data Administrator (https://sqlwebadmin.codeplex.com/)
Migrate data to Azure SQL: You can use the Azure Migration Assistant https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-cloud-migrate/ or https://sqlazuremw.codeplex.com

Application Development
Sounds like a new app,  it's quicker and easier to refer you to a walk-through https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-dotnet-get-started/..  You will have a lot of decisions to make, for example what storage options to use, what features you want and so on.

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help66Author Commented:
Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for.
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