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Today, Feb 1st 2010, Windows Azure and SQL Azure have announced general availability and have started charging customers. Windows Azure platform AppFabric continues to be free until April 2010. Details available at http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/02/01/windows-azure-platform-now-generally-available-in-21-countries.aspx
Windows Azure platform AppFabric Team