Valentine Gift – Price Break for SQL Azure

       Happy Valentine Day!! Happy to share a recent price break on SQL Azure (see the table below) and a brand new option of 100MB. Thank you for your continued feedback which resulted in this price break. Database Size Price Per Database Per Month 0 to 100 MB Flat $5.00 Greater than 100 MB to…


Windows Azure Training Kit – January Refresh

The January 2012 update of the training kit includes the following updates: [New Hands-On Lab] Building a Social Game with Windows Azure [Updated Hands-On Lab] SQL Azure Labs – updated for new portal experience [Updated Hands-On Lab] SQL Azure Federations – updated to use new portal [Updated Hands-On Lab] SQL DAC – updated to use…


BizSpark Plus offers $60,000 to Startups for their Windows Azure usage

       Microsoft BizSpark Plus is offering up to $60,000 worth of compute and storage on Windows Azure over a two-year period, to high-potential startups through select incubators and accelerators. Check the latest list of BizSpark Plus Incubators and Accelerators. Additional Resources: Microsoft News Press Release, dated 01/30/2012 Windows Azure – How Do I:…


Webcast: How to transform your Dynamics business with Windows Azure

        Do you offer any Line-Of-Business (LOB) solution today or see an opportunity to launch an application for an industry vertical, or tap a different market segment or geography . You may want to join us for this upcoming one hour webcast (Feb 8, 2012 noon ET) to learn and leverage Windows Azure Platform…


Windows Azure – How Do I: Hello Azure (Part 2)

In this “Hello Azure Part 2” episode of How DO I series, let’s package and deploy our Hello Azure application. Key Points:    You need Windows Azure SDK for .NET and Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure (download from here) Run Visual Studio as Administrator to be able to use Windows Azure Emulators Additional Resources: Windows…


Windows Azure – How Do I: Hello Azure (Part 1)

In this “Hello Azure Part 1” episode of How DO I series let’s create a simple Windows Azure application (say Hello Azure), debug it and run it locally. In Part 2, let’s package it and deploy it to Windows Azure. Key Points: You need Windows Azure SDK for .NET and Visual Studio Tools for Windows…


Windows Azure ‘n’ Action Café

  Please join us at the Azure ‘n’ Action Café for the ‘lunch and learn’ online sessions on a series of topics related to the Windows Azure Platform. These are jump-start overview sessions including demos and best practices. We are partnering with world class expert speakers from Microsoft to bring this exciting content to you….


Windows Azure Discover Event in New York on 24-Jan-2012

         We are hosting a half-day Windows Azure Discover Event (part of world-wide series brought to you by Metro – Microsoft’s Early Adopter Program and is free of charge) in New York City on Tue 24-Jan-2012 from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Our goal is to help ISVs and software startups understand latest updates on Microsoft’s…


Windows Azure – How Do I: Sign-up a free Trial Account

In this How DO I series let’s see how to sign up a free 3-months trial account of Windows Azure.      Key Points: · Free for 3-months · Does require a Credit Card but comes with a default spending limit of $0 · Monthly allocation includes 750 Small Compute Hours, 1GB Web Edition of…


Windows Azure Holiday Goodness: Service Release – December 2011

Recently several Windows Azure December updates are announced to improve ease of use, interoperability, and overall value. Here are my favorites and see here for complete details. Simplified Risk Free 90-Days Free Trial Eliminating usage above free quota limits that lead to overage charges; see below MonthlyAllocations Compute (750 small compute hours) Storage – Relational (1G…