Securing sensitive data in Azure SQL databases/tables?

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http://serverfault.com – We use a few Azure SQL servers. Each server has one database (partitioned per application modules). Almost each server has something sensitive. Right now we've got protection per the following SQL Server authentication (i.e. non-standard SQL username + strong password) SQL Server firewall: Only our web servers and machines on our dev network can reach the SQL servers through the firewall Auto-patching: Just by being on Azure, we know Microsoft is taking take of keeping the SQL servers patched and up-to-date (right?) We want to protect/encrypt certain sensitive tables and columns avoid (HowTos)