Azure SQL Database Guidelines and Limitations
Updated: April 24, 2014
This section describes the guidelines and limitations that are important to consider when using Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
For solutions to common customer problems with Azure SQL Database, SQL Server Data Tools, and SQL Server Management Studio, see Database Lifecycle Management.
In This Section
Describes the general guidelines and limitations, including the following:
Describes the security-related guidelines and limitations to consider when managing security in Microsoft Azure SQL Database. The following areas are covered:
Lists some of the SQL Server features not supported by Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
Lists limitations that are specific to federations.
ConceptsAzure SQL Database Tools and Utilities Support
Azure SQL Database Transact-SQL Support
Supported Transact-SQL Statements (Azure SQL Database)
Partially Supported Transact-SQL Statements (Azure SQL Database)
Unsupported Transact-SQL Statements (Azure SQL Database)
Azure SQL Database Support for Programmability Enhancements in SQL Server 2012