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Microsoft SQL Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Getting started with Azure Platform and accessing services

In order to work with this book it will be necessary to have an account for using the Windows Azure Platform. This is not a free service starting from February 1, 2010. During January 2010, this was a free service for evaluation but since February 1 it is a service you can subscribe to and a number of different subscription plans are available. Presently, you need to purchase a subscription to use this service. Exercise 1.1 describes the steps you need to take for purchasing the subscription. Exercise 1.2 describes the steps for accessing the services purchased by accessing the Azure Portal. In particular, a hosting service will be created. The actual hosting will be described in Chapter ...

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