Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson.
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When we first announced that MSDN Premium subscribers and BizSpark members would be getting free Azure hours we also stated that they would be restricted to development and testing. The great news is we decided to lift this restriction so that you will be able to use your Azure benefits for normal (production) use, if needed. This also simplifies the transition between development and production.

Starting January 4, 2010, MSDN Premium subscribers and BizSpark members in the UK will be able to sign up for the special introductory Windows Azure platform offer. The introductory offer includes a massive 750 compute hours per month.

Top Tip: Don’t sign up on day one if you don’t plan to take advantage of this benefit immediately as it expires after 8 months at which point it is replaced by 250, 100 or 50 hours for Visual Studio Ultimate, Premium and Professional respectively

Check out the details on Azure benefits for subscribers

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