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When is SQL Azure going to go live?

Microsoft seem to be getting close to a potential launch of SQL Azure. As far as I can tell, this amounts to putting SQL Server in the Cloud. Does anyone have any idea of a launch date?

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asked Oct 15, 2009 at 06:37 AM in Default

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SQL Azure is live and usable in beta form now. The paid service launches on Feb 1, 2010 according to MS. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/faq/

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answered Nov 15, 2009 at 08:54 AM

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At the recent PASS conference, Microsoft said it will start billing on Jan 1. The payment won't be due until Feb 1.
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Well, it has, in the last couple of days, gone 'feature complete'. I've been looking at making my tools compatible with it, and there's an interesting set of exceptions as to what will and won't work on azure. But in terms of a general availability release, I don't know.

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answered Oct 15, 2009 at 07:03 AM

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