Windows Azure team just announced that Windows Azure Extra Small Instances are now available as a beta preview to all customers. This smaller instances are ideal for quick and cost-effective training or testing development environment, since it is available at lower cost. For a pricing and resource comparison of instance sizes, click here, but the main characteristics are the following:

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To learn how to configure your application to start using Extra Small Windows Azure instances, check this MSDN Library article.

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