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I enjoyed writing my post on the new Dynamic Data Masking feature in Azure SQL Database so much that I thought I’d take a look at another recently added feature – Auditing.

Getting setup

I’m going to use the same AdventureWorks sample database from last post for this one too.

Firstly, I’m going to initiate some changes at the actual Server level which individual Databases can inherit. So I’m going to open the Database Sever and switch to the Auditing & Security tab as shown below.

Server Audit Settings

On this page I’m going to make the following settings and select a storage account (which I’ve blanked out below). The Auditing feature utilises Azure Table Storage which is a great choice as it (theoretically) supports up to 500TB of storage per Subscription and as Troy Hunt blogged, easily handles millions of rows.

Server Audit Default Settings

Note: while here make sure to download the report template…

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