Earlier this year, we announced the availability of HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for Windows Azure Core Services.  I’m sure many of you are excited about the opportunity to leverage the efficiencies of the cloud, and are considering running your SQL Server instances in Windows Azure Virtual Machines.  But those of you who have obligations to comply with various regulatory standards, may have concerns around what moving to the Windows Azure cloud may mean for your ability to meet such compliance requirements.

See the full details in the blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/12/12/regulatory-compliance-considerations-for-sql-server-running-in-windows-azure-virtual-machine.aspx.