Announcing Free Windows Azure Platform trial offer from Microsoft

Microsoft today is offering it’s Windows Azure platform for free. The free trial offering is available through June 30th 2011.

The offering gives you free access to the following Windows Azure platform resources:

– 750 hours of an Extra Small Compute Instance
– 25 hours of a Small Compute Instance

– 500MB
– 10k Storage transactions

Data Transfers:
– 500MB in / 500MB out

Relational Database:
– 1G Web Edition SQL Azure database (for 90 days only)

AppFabric Access Control transactions:
– 100k

AppFabric Service Bus connections:
– 2

Start building your application on it in 3 simple and easy to do steps:

1. Download the Tools:
Get Visual Studio Express and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio to start building and debugging applications for the Windows Azure Platform.

2. Setup an Account:
Set up an account and obtain a free subscription for accessing the online portals for Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric.

3. Create your First application and Deploy it on the Windows Azure Platform:
First learn how to create a simple ASP.NET application in Visual Studio for Windows Azure on your local machine.

Sign up now for the free trial at Microsoft.

Details at MSDN.

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