List database collation
a Collation is a configuration that determines how character data sorting is done. This is an important setting that has a huge impact on how the SQL Server database engine behaves in dealing with character data
SQL Azure default collation
The default collation for character data in SQL Azure databases is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS.
SELECT CONVERT (varchar(256), SERVERPROPERTY('collation')); SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS