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  1. Allow SQL Database to join Virtual Network (VPN)

    I have Cloud Service with web/worker roles connected to SQL Database (web edition).

    I also have Virtual Network with point-to-site client (P2S) connection, but I cannot connect to my SQL Database (web edition) via VPN (eg using SSDM). Instead I have to use internet connection.

    IP address assigned by my ISP has short lifetime and is reset daily. This means that almost every time I want to perform Admin tasks, I have to log onto Windows Azure portal to change my IP address in the SQL database firewall (defining a range of addresses is not an option).

    VPN would mean…

    2,830 votes
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      134 comments  ·  azure.microsoft.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement FILESTREAM for blobs into Azure Blob Store

      Storing blobs in the database is fairly pointless when you have a dedicated blob store. Implement the FILESTREAM protocol to store blobs in a user's azure storage

      719 votes
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      • Make SQL Column Store Feature Available for Standard Tiers

        Please don't make column store indexes premium only feature. We can use column store in SQL Standard Edition so why here should be different? Premium features should be performance gains to existing features, not banning them altogether for those of us who can't afford the premium prices.

        580 votes
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        • intellisense

          Please enable intellisense on Azure SQL databases. We have had it since SQL server 2008 and seems crazy that it is not available on Azure.

          560 votes
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          • OData Support

            1. Create a new Database.
            2. Check an "Enable OData data services"
            3. Get a non-code OData service over the database

            389 votes
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            • PolyBase: Support for Azure SQL Database

              Azure SQL Database does not currently support Polybase, though it is supported in the on-premise version.

              377 votes
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              • Change Data Capture

                Allow Change Data Capture in SQL Azure

                It has been available in SQL server since 2008, the jump to SQL Azure seems logical.

                307 votes
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                • Azure SQL Database User Managment

                  Please add a GUI to manage the users and their privileges in Azure SQL databases.

                  302 votes
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                  • Traffic Manager for SQL Database

                    The traffic manager is a great way to account for failover between web nodes in different data centers. However, an analogous paradigm doesn't exist for databases. In the premium tier, you can enable active geo-replication. However, all applications dependent on the primary either need to have their connection strings changed over when failing over between data centers, or they have to have some sophisticated retry logic built in at the application tier. It would be great if applications could point to a single, consistent endpoint and the geo-failover could be handled at a higher level the way it is with…

                    260 votes
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                    • R for Azure SQL DB

                      It would be great if SQL Server R Services feature of SQL Server 2016 comes to Azure SQL DB as well. I see a great potential for this integration and would enable advanced analytics scenarios on PaaS seamlessly

                      256 votes
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                      • Bring SQL Databases (MS SQL Database as a Service) to Azure Stack

                        When is comes to app development on PaaS platforms, Databases and DBaaS are "core" & "can't-live-without".

                        I see them already included in first release ;)

                        232 votes
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                          under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Master Data Services (MDS) to Azure hosted MS SQL.

                          Add Master Data Services (MDS) to Azure hosted MS SQL.

                          207 votes
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                          • Support staging/production scenario as in Windows Azure

                            This could be done with the future cloning technique or perhaps a more sophisticated one?

                            186 votes
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                            • Need the ability to set a time zone per Azure sql database

                              We need to be able to set the timezone for an Azure sql or DW database. This should be a database option.

                              Now we are faced with changing all of our code which references getdate() and similar date functions.
                              We shouldn't have this extra difficulty in moving to a cloud database.

                              180 votes
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                              • Backup and Restore Azure database to and from .bak file

                                It would be very useful if we can move or copy Azure databases with the flexibility we can do this with regular SQL Server database - with a full backup file.

                                159 votes
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                                • Allow using Query Notifications with Azure SQL Databases

                                  Please allow using Query Notifications with Azure SQL Databases.
                                  In combination with OutputCache having SqlDependency set the Query Notifications mechanism should reduce web sites load and increase pages response time.

                                  141 votes
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                                  • transparency of database outages

                                    support is difficult to get and to understand. My databases randomly become unavailable at times with no explanation as to the cause. Just not available and then magically its back up and running.

                                    Why ???

                                    129 votes
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                                    • Allow the USE statement to switch between databases on the same Azure SQL Server

                                      We use different databases on the same SQL Server as part of a solution and the limitation of not being able to run USE <database> limits us to Azure SQL VMs only instead of using Azure SQL Server.

                                      Per Azure Documentation:

                                      USE statement: To change the database context to a different database you must make a new connection to the new database.

                                      Seems that there should be a way to overcome this limitation. Help us, Microsoft, you are only hope!

                                      122 votes
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                                      • allow database to reside in different resource group to server

                                        Currently, SQL server databases must be created in the same resource group as the server. It would be great to allow databases to be created in different resource groups. This would allow full environments to be created and destroyed while leveraging elastic pools.

                                        114 votes
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                                        • Grant access to Azure DB via host name (reverse DNS) instead of IP address

                                          Clients behind dynamic IP addresses are unable to make use of Azure DB for desktop and server application because I cannot know the IP address that their workstations might be calling from.
                                          I can use DynDNS to maintain their external host name but good luck to anyone who wants to use DB sync or to direct access the Azure DB databases in this type of environment.

                                          Static IP is not available to many of our clients as they are in remote locations that only have 3G/4G coverage

                                          111 votes
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