Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Azure ROI Calculator Updated

Neudesic's Azure ROI Calculator has been updated. There are two primary changes in Beta 2 of the calculator:

Compute Time now defaults to 24 hrs/day for all scenarios. Having received some clarification since the July pricing announcement, it's now clear that compute time charges are not based on application usage but chronological time. Therefore, you'll always be computing your charges based on 24 hours a day for each hosting instance. The calculator now reflects this.

Vertical scrolling is now in place. Previously, you couldn't see all of the calculator on smaller resolution displays.

Friday, September 18, 2009

O.C. Azure User Group September 2009 Meeting on SQL Azure

The next Orange County Azure User Group meeting will be held Thursday 9/24/09 6-8pm at Quickstart Intelligence.

At the September Azure User Group meeting we'll be getting our first look at SQL Azure, Microsoft's cloud-based equivalent to SQL Server. We'll compare and contrast the features, management, performance, and operation cost of SQL Azure in the cloud vs. SQL Server in the enterprise. We'll share some early real-world experience with migrating from SQL Server to SQL Azure.

As usual, we'll also have pizza, beverages, and give-aways.