Re: SQL Server 2014 memory allocation
> It is not clear from the blog whether this is a custom version of SQL Server 2014
> used internally by Microsoft, or whether it is the production release.
No it isn't a custom internal version, but the SQL Server used in Azure is not the same as the version you would deploy locally. See Books Online reference for lots of differences. That said they are mostly the same.
> anyone running SQL Server 2014 in SQL Server 2014 compatibility
> mode is likely to suffer issues with massive over-allocation of memory to
> queries and stored procs.
"is likely": no, not likely. Otherwise current users of SQL Server 2014 (which has been around now for almost two years) would have noticed.
However you could hit the same bug: in which case raise a support issue to get early access to the fix.