According to the newsletter I had just received, Microsoft has announced the commercial availability of their Windows Azure Platform, which includes Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure platform AppFabric.
If you had used the CTP version and did not upgrade following will happen after January 31, 2010
- February 1, 2010: CTP accounts will be disabled, and any Windows Azure Storage will be read-only. SQL Azure CTP accounts will be able to keep using their existing databases but will no longer be able to create new ones. Windows Azure platform AppFabric namespaces will be disabled.
- March 1, 2010: The SQL Azure CTP accounts that have not been upgraded will be deleted. For more information on SQL Azure, please visit the SQL Azure blog.
- April 1, 2010: The Windows Azure Storage CTP accounts and Windows Azure platform AppFabric namespaces that have not been upgraded will be deleted. Remembering customers to export their data if they do not plan to upgrade to a commercial subscription before these dates is essential.
The current offers are listed here.