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Guidelines and Limitations (Windows Azure SQL Database)

This section describes the guidelines and limitations that are important to consider when using Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database.

For solutions to common customer problems with Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server Data Tools, and SQL Server Management Studio, see Database Lifecycle Management.

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General Guidelines and Limitations (Windows Azure SQL Database)

Describes the general guidelines and limitations, including:

  • Tools and technology support

  • Visual Studio support

  • Driver, library, and protocol support

  • Data migration support

  • SQL Server Agent/Jobs

  • Transaction support

  • Row Versioning-Based Isolation Levels

  • SQL Server collation support

  • Clustered index requirements

  • Database count and size limits

  • Naming requirements

  • Connection constraints

Security Guidelines and Limitations (Windows Azure SQL Database)

Describes the security-related guidelines and limitations to consider when managing security in Windows Azure SQL Database. The following areas are covered:

  • Firewall

  • Encryption and certificate validation

  • Authentication

  • Logins and users

  • Best practices

SQL Server Feature Limitations (Windows Azure SQL Database)

Lists some of the SQL Server features not supported by Windows Azure SQL Database.

Federation Guidelines and Limitations

Lists limitations that are specific to federations.

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