731 votesunplanned · AdminSQL Database feature voting forum admins (Product Owner, Microsoft Azure) responded
This is not currently planned at this time. Will keep this item open for voting and comments.Ricardo Silva commented
I work for a consulting company and I noticed that many clients have been looking for a data governance solution in the cloud. Having MDS running in a VM is not even considered by them. Pitifully, it is Microsoft loss by not providing this alternative in Azure.
Object Explorer doesn’t populate the entire tree in memory, unlike visual studio’s solution explorer. It wouldn’t know if database “MyDatabase” existed until you expanded the Databases node.
There are third party plugins that provide this type of functionality, I believe, by downloading a bunch of data in the background and exposing a search.