I've recently started trying to deploy to one of my own databases in Azure using SqlPackage.exe. I've used it numerous times at work without problem, but on my own system at home, I keep running into the following error:
"Internal Error. The database platform service with type Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql.SqlAzureV12DatabaseSchemaProvider is not valid. You must make sure the service is loaded, or you must provide the full type name of a valid database platform service."
As it turns out, you need at least SSMS CU#6 to get a version of SqlPackage.exe recent enough to deploy to Azure with SQL Azure v12. The copyright on the SqlPackage.exe executable must be 2015 (or later). Such a version comes with the latest versions of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). If you're unable to use the version of SqlPackage.exe that comes with SQL Server 2014 because it's too old ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe"), you can use the version that comes with SSDT for Visual Studio 2013 ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\120\sqlpackage.exe").