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$150 Rebate for Microsoft SQL Azure Until June 30

Microsoft SQL Azure team is offering a $150 rebate when you sign up for one 10 GB Database in SQL Azure. “This works out to $74.95 per month and is a one-time promotional offer that represents 25% off of our normal consumption rates. It requires a 6 month commitment beginning in June.”

Offer valid until June 30.

How to take advantage of the offers:

  1. Visit http://www.windowsazure.com/offers and select the prefer offer.
  2. Complete the purchase process before June 30th.
  3. Visit http://www.azureusoffer.com/Default.aspx and submit your redemption request before July 15th.
  4. After validating the request, we will send the customer a check within 4-8 weeks.

To compare offers for Windows Azure and SQL Azure, see Windows Azure Pricing Calculator.

How to Get Started Using SQL Azure

See Getting Started with Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Free tools and SDK and a free trial offer.

For assistance with your Azure applications, join Microsoft Platform Ready.

For those who participated in the extended offer last month…

Q: What happened to the Windows Azure and SQL Azure Extended 2 Pack Offer?

A: We removed the offer and replaced it with an offer we believe will better address the needs of our customers and partners. The SQL Azure Core rebate will give customers and partners access to one 10GB database instance of SQL Azure.

Q: What’ll happen to those customers who bought 2 Windows Azure and SQL Azure Extended subscriptions?

A: If you made their purchases between April 1st and June 1st, they can still submit their redemption request. If the request complies with the Terms and Conditions of the offer, you will receive a check 5-8 weeks after their request.

Q: Can customers still buy Windows Azure and SQL Azure extended subscriptions?

A: Yes, customers can still go to the Azure offers page and buy Azure and SQL Azure extended subscriptions. They’ll enjoy the 52% discount customers get when buying this subscription.

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