SQL Azure can not only be accessed via Microsoft products, it can also be accessed by open source software. This section describes how one may access SQL Azure with OpenOffice.
OpenOffice — as the name implies — is the Open Source Office suite of programs that can be freely downloaded and distributed. General information about OpenOffice.org can be found here: http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/introduction.html. By following the indicated steps it is quite easy to connect to SQL Azure: