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We are starting a new project and to be costly effective we need to use Sharepoint Foundation 2013. We are planning to deploy both Sharepoint and Database to cloud. For Sharepoint we will use a virtual machine, and we are planning use the SQL Azure for content databases instead of a local database. Is that possible? Does anyone tried this before?

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Any reason for not going the Office 365 way? To expensive compared to Foundation? – Robert Lindgren Jun 18 '14 at 15:11
Its a public website, the customers have a little "Personal Area" that they can access some announcements and documents. So, if we go office 365 we will have large costs of licensing, and its a website for a small company. Besides this, they want to integrate the customers from an existing database, not recreating the users again. Did you see that possible on office 365? – Wagner Bertolini Jun 19 '14 at 12:52

I don't think there is a possibility to use SQL Azure for content databases. But you deploy SQL server on Virtual machine on Azure.

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I was looking through this possibility too. But now I left the idea of having a remote database for another problem: We need to have a domain to setup sharepoint with remote database. I would need a domain controller at Azure...? My point was just to have a backup if some problem occurs, I decided then to use regular sharepoint backups to a storage on Azure. If we lost the machine for any problem we can recover all the data from backups. – Wagner Bertolini Jun 19 '14 at 12:56

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