Since SQL Azure Service Update 3, SQL Azure databases support geometry and geography data types and methods. Additionally, SQL Azure databases now support spatial indexing. This fix improves the support for spatial types for SQL Azure databases in SSMS 2008 R2. For example, you can now access spatial data types and functions in Object Explorer. Additionally, you can create spatial indexes in SSMS.
SQL Server 2008 R2The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 2285711 - Last Review: Aug 16, 2010 - Revision: 1