S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
Today we are announcing that we are doubling the initial Windows Azure benefits to MSDN subscribers by extending the offer from eight months to 16 months.
Windows Azure is a is a flexible cloud-computing platform that provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft datacenters.
This January we introduced Windows Azure benefits as part of the MSDN Premium, Ultimate and BizSpark subscriptions with an eight month introductory offer. This offer allows MSDN subscribers to take advantage of the benefits of the Windows Azure platform, including the ability to quickly scale up or down based on your business need without the hassle of dealing with operational hurdles such as server procurement, configuration, and maintenance. With Azure, you pay only for what you use.
I encourage MSDN subscribers and BizSpark members to sign up for their Azure benefits if you have not done so already.
More details on this can be found on the Windows Azure Platform Benefits for MSDN Subscribers page.