Windows Azure billing starts TODAY – here’s some guidance

Windows Azure billing formally starts today, which means that all US CTP accounts become read-only, and you’ll need to convert to commercial accounts.  You can find instructions to do so here: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/01/04/sign-up-for-a-windows-azure-platform-offer-today-and-get-visibility-into-your-usage.aspx  Once you’ve converted to a Commercial account, you’ll have the distinct pleasure of actually paying for your usage (if you go over your free allocation for the Intro, Accelerator, or…

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Try Windows Azure for free!

Well… it’s not really news, these offers have been around since PDC… what’s new is that we actually broadcast the availability of these programs.  Check out the Windows Azure Team Blog for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/01/27/try-windows-azure-at-no-charge.aspx  Of course… what is ALSO new is the fact that billing starts February 1st… so make sure you manage your accounts…

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