Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
today, customers and partners in countries across the globe will be able to
launch their Windows Azure and SQL Azure production applications and services
with the support of the full Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The Windows Azure platform AppFabric
Service Bus and Access Control will continue to be free until April 2010 for
those that sign up for a commercial subscription. Additionally Microsoft codename "Dallas"
will continue to be in a free CTP.
continue to get great feedback from those who are developing and deploying applications
and services on the Windows Azure platform. Since January 2010, thousands of customers have moved from
CTP to production, and partners like Origin Digital, GXS, tradefaciliate, and 3M are actively building and
deploying solutions to the Windows Azure platform. Starting today, they, along with all of our partners, will
be able to begin selling their solutions to their customers, ultimately
enabling them to reach new markets and increase their revenue.
only are our established partners and ISVs looking to the Windows Azure
platform as a way to extend their revenue capabilities, but start-ups like Lokad are betting their business on
the platform as a well. Lokad has
deployed a scalable forecasting cloud-based service to its retail and
manufacturing customers. This service provides real-time forecast data to allow
for inventory optimization and ultimately bring Lokad's customer base retail
profitability. Today, with the
power of the Windows Azure platform, Lokad is able to compute and deliver
forecast data in less than 60 minutes to its 300 plus and growing customer
base, including multinational retailers. Over the course of the next few months
we will continue to share stories of companies who are building and deploying
new applications and services on the Windows Azure platform.
who have yet to upgrade their CTP accounts to paid commercial subscriptions are
encouraged to do so at the earliest in order to maintain access to their
accounts. Customers who have not yet
upgraded their Windows Azure CTP accounts will have their service disabled and
any Windows Azure Storage will be made read-only. SQL Azure CTP customers who
have not upgraded their accounts will be able to keep using their existing
databases but will no longer be able to create new databases. On March 1,
2010, the SQL Azure CTP accounts that have not been upgraded will be deleted.
On April 1, 2010, the Windows Azure Storage CTP accounts that have not been
upgraded will be deleted. It is important to export your data if you do not
plan to upgrade to a commercial subscription prior to these dates.
number of time zones apply to our customers and partners worldwide, Microsoft
will begin charging for Windows Azure and SQL Azure starting at 12:00 AM February 2, 2010 GMT to ensure that customers and partners
are not charged for their free usage in the month of January.
customers can visit www.WindowsAzure.com to sign up to start building
and deploying cloud applications today on the Windows Azure platform.