It would be really great and in Microsoft's best interest if the company would commit some resources to make the tedious driver work well with Azure SQL. Right now Azure SQL is really competitively priced and the one part of Azure that really shines. While
we use hosted mongodb for everything else we need a solid SQL database for our billing system and I really want to use SQL Azure for this.
Love your site name. Given that you almost have to host your site on nodejitsu.com. Shoot me a private email (martin at wawrusch dot com) regarding Azure SQL and node.js, I'll make an intro to the relevant person at the Azure SQL team for you.