Our application is heavily dependent on it. So this is a blocker right now.2,407 votes
Free text search is something that we are working on, although not in the near term horizon.
We need the ability to do backups. Just simple, standard backup files that we could create and download at the very least. It doesn't have to go directly blob storage or all these other suggestions. But we really, really need backups to use SQL Azure for production. Not data sync, not bcp, not SqlAzureMW -- just regular old sql server backups.1,902 votes
For information about what’s coming from SQL Azure, go to about 38:00 in this presentation from TechEd. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/DBI313
Enabling TDE would go a long way to help placate business sponsors concerned about their data being housed in Microsoft's datacenters. Even though the cloud is arguably more secure than doing it yourself, turning on TDE would provide a warm fuzzy feeling to those not comfortable with the concept.559 votes
We have several improvements around encryption, including data at rest and during use. Today I don’t have a timeframe that I can share.
As if now SQL Azure supports only SQL Authentication.Would it be possible to create something like a virtual Active Directory in Windows Azure, sync the Azure Active Directory with my domain Active Directory and then use windows authentication to connect to SQL Azure.Would Azure team work on creating this functionality.8 votes
We are working on additional SQL Azure authentication types
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