First published on MSDN on Feb 17, 2012
Microsoft is working on a new Windows Azure service through
SQL Azure Labs
, called Trust Services. It is an application-level encryption framework that can be used to protect sensitive data stored on the Windows Azure Platform. By using Trust Services you can store keys, authorizations and encryption policies in the cloud, and use them to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
Trust Services provides a API that simplifies the development process and enables easy integration with data driven applications.