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Azure SQL Database Guidelines and Limitations

Updated: July 15, 2015

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

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Topic Description

Azure SQL Database General Guidelines and Limitations

Describes the general guidelines and limitations, including the following:

  • 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

Azure SQL Database security guidelines and limitations

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

  • Firewall

  • Encryption and certificate validation

  • Authentication

  • Logins and users

  • Best practices

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