How to access SQL Azure from anywhere or How to disable SQL Azure Firewall ?
After reading my previous post regarding SQL Azure firewall configuration, one of my friend asked Whether there is an easy way to provide access any IP Address, so that he don’t have to worry about not able to connect using 3G wireless card to connect to SQL Azure
Yes, there is an easy way to do that…
Login to SQL Azure Management Portal and select the subscription and the SQL Azure server for which you want to provide access and then click on “Firewall Rules”
Click “Ok” to save the Firewall rule
Now you should be able to access this SQL Azure server from anywhere in the world.
Note: Please be aware that by adding the above rule, the SQL Azure firewall is pretty much disabled effectively. Obviously this is not a recommended practice.