23 October 2009

I just got the invite for the SQL Azure October CTP with invitation code. I am allowed to create one SQL server and 5 databases. I will post more details with screenshots later today.

Invitation:

Welcome to the SQL Azure October CTP!  We are excited to have you join us.  Below are some steps to get you started, as well as links to helpful resources.

If you are interested in receiving the CTP invite then you can fill up the following form and Microsoft will send you invites soon.

https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey/NominationSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=5719&ProgramID=2089&SiteID=547

 

FAQ from the invitation email:

Q: What are my restrictions, if any, for this CTP?

A: The CTP will limit you to 1 SQL Azure server and 5 databases

Q: What happens to my database when SQL Azure officially releases?

A: Your database will automatically roll over into the production service once SQL Azure reaches commercial availability.

Q: I have a database in the old CTP1 SQL Azure service. Can I get access to it?

A: Yes, if you would like to access and view your August CTP server and databases, you can still do that, using the developer portal available at this address: https://ctpportal.database.windows.net

Q: I understand that there are 1GB (Web Edition) and 10GB (Business Edition) versions of SQL Azure, how do I specify this through my application?

A: This is surfaced both in the SQL Azure Portal and in the T-SQL Create Database statement. The syntax is as follows:

     CREATE DATABASE foo (MAXSIZE = 1GB) For a Web Edition Database

     Or

     CREATE DATABASE foo (MAXSIZE = 10GB) For a Business Edition Database

Q:  What is the quickest way to get help if my sign up process has a problem?

A:  Please visit the forum, we will monitor that closely

Q:  How can I get a Windows Azure account?

A:  please visit http://www.microsoft.com/azure/windowsazure.mspx and sign up




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