Here’s the timeline for the ramp-up of Azure Platform Services billing:
- Jan 4 2010 – CTP accounts can be upgraded to commercial accounts in the countries listed below.
- Feb 1 2010 – Billing starts for upgraded accounts and non-upgraded accounts are disabled with Windows Azure Storage going read-only and no new database creation in SQL Azure.
- Mar 1 2010 – non-upgraded SQL Azure databases will be deleted
- Apr 1 2010 – non-upgraded Windows Azure Storage will be deleted
Available Azure Platform Services billing locations from Jan 2010
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States