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New, Improved, No-Risk Windows Azure Trial!
The SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release will be available by end of 2011 and is aimed at simplifying elastic scale out needs. Announced at SQL PASS Summit 2011: Upcoming Increased Database Limits & SQL Azure Federation. Key features include:
Windows Azure Marketplace will help sell your Azure applications globally. This online marketplace was launched in July 2011 and now is available in 25 additional countries. Partners can elect to list-only applications or sell applications directly within the marketplace. It is free to list applications in the marketplace. For applications that are commerce enabled, Microsoft uses a 20/80 revenue sharing model.
Windows Azure Marketplace is now available in 26 countries with 17 currencies.