The US Public Sector Team has worked to put together a new promotion to enable you to trial our Azure platform without requiring you to enter a Credit Card with the below pass and associated Promotion Code. 

New! 30-day Windows Azure platform no-cost, no-credit card pass. http://www.windowsazurepass.com/?campid=9FE3DB53-E4F0-DF11-B2EA-001F29C6FB82

Contact me for your promo code. 

The Windows Azure platform 30 day pass includes the following resources:

·         Windows Azure

o   4 small compute instances

o   3GB of storage

o   250,000 storage transactions

·         SQL Azure

o   Two 1GB Web Edition database

·         AppFabric

o   100,000 Access Control transactions

o   2 Service Bus connections

·         Data Transfers (per region)

o   3 GB in

o   3 GB out 

 

The Windows Azure platform is a flexible cloud–computing platform that lets you focus on solving business problems and addressing needs.  No need to invest upfront on expensive infrastructure.  Pay only for what you use, scale up when you need capacity and pull it back when you don’t.  We handle all the patches and maintenance — all in a secure environment.

 

Please leverage the wealth of resources located at www.microsoft.com/azure to help with white papers, guidance and training.

 

It will take 2-4 business days for the pass request to be processed and you to be notified that your Windows Live ID has now been associated with a no-cost 30-day Azure account.  Then you are ready to reach for the cloud!

 

At the end of the 30 days all data will be erased, so please ensure you move your application and data to another Windows Azure Platform offer.   Details can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/offers/

Learning Snacks

“What is Windows Azure?” “How do I get started on the Windows Azure platform?” “How have organizations benefited by using Windows Azure?” These are some of the questions answered by Microsoft’s new series of Windows Azure Learning Snacks. Time-strapped? You can learn something new in less than five minutes: