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Windows Azure Usage Gotcha for BizSpark Members

If you have an MSDN subscription then you’ll also get some Azure benefits. These have even been increased recently. PhotoPivot is a BizSpark member so we get access to MSDN Ultimate which entitles us to 1500 hours of Small compute instances per month.

Be warned: THESE BENEFITS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE!

What I mean is, if you’re on Ultimate you can use 1 Small compute for 1500 hours or 2 Small computes for 750 hours each etc. What you cannot do is use an Extra Small compute for 1500 hours or 1 Medium compute for 750 hours. The benefit is SPECIFIC to the exact type of compute size.

We got slightly stung this month, but we’ve learnt our lesson. Learn from our mistake, not your own!

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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in Startups

 

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