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Final Reminder – Please Upgrade your SQL Azure CTP Account TODAY

Posted on 27 February, 2010

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]

It is that time.  Remember this post  and this one reminding you to upgrade your SQL Azure CTP account? When we are so used to protecting and storing your data, it is hard for us to let go and just delete it.  Please don’t make us do it.  Upgrade your account today.  Here’s how:


To upgrade your Community Technology Preview (CTP) accounts to paid commercial subscriptions:

Please visit our offer page and select the offer of your choice.  When you purchase the selected offer, you will need to sign in with the same Windows Live ID as that associated with your CTP accounts. If you wish to purchase a new commercial subscription but NOT upgrade your existing CTP accounts, please use a different Windows Live ID other than the one used with your CTP accounts when ordering or remove all applications and data associated with your CTP accounts prior to sign up.

On March 1, 2010, the SQL Azure CTP accounts that have not been upgraded will be deleted. It is important to export your data if you do not plan to upgrade to a commercial subscription prior to these dates.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Azure Support Desk