1. I’m in the process of purchasing an SSL certificate for my Company’s Azure installations. One of the questions that came up during the purchase was as follows:
Any of the servers for this certificate located outside USA/Canada?
There are a couple of hosted services on our Azure instance and both of them have their Country/Region setting specified as “Anywhere US” .
But looking at the timestamps on the data in SQL Azure, I’m not sure if all of them are North American.
What would be a response to this question?
2. Noticed that the server time stamp on my SQL AZure instance is an hour behind UK time, can I specify server time?
1. Right! The timestamps are in UTC so they may not look American 🙂
2. SQL Azure does not allow setting TimeZone out of the box, but yes there is a workaround:
see, if it could help you. And an honest disclaimer from the author: “it’s a trick/workaround, and not a solution”