MSDN subscribers can get started developing on the Windows Azure platform today. Starting January 4, 2010, subscribers in many countries (see list on the right) will benefit from compute hours, storage, data transfers, SQL Azure databases and Windows Azure platform AppFabric messages included at no extra charge as part of their subscription. The Windows Azure platform offers a simple, comprehensive, and powerful platform for the creation of web applications and services. Hmm now to find some time to play with BI and Azure …
Available in: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
(Support for other countries will be phased in over time, many coming in 2010)
Thx to Marc Valk for the heads up.