Today’s (SQL) Tip…
You may have heard about codename Sterling. This is the update for SQL Azure that completely re-architects the backend of SQL Azure to make it run much more like on premise SQL Server. You can now use CLR, columnstore indexing, and run parallel queries.
For more information check out this link http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-azure-sql-database-update/
As a note, I would suggest heavily testing this out before moving production database to it unless you absolutely need one of the features listed!