AzurePass

For those IT Professionals who would like to get more familiar with what Windows Azure is, but don’t know how to get a free test account, I have some good news for you.  We are offering a Free 30 Day Windows Azure Pass so you can play around with the environment.  Once you get your account, I encourage you to sign up for the beta of VM Role and Admin Mode so you can test these two features that will be releasing later this year.  You sign up for these betas via the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal once your free account is active.

Click the image above and use the Promo Code: DPEWR02

*******************************  UPDATED on May 22, 2011  ***********************************

I am including screenshots of the process (which is fairly short).  The first one is where I select United States as the Country and copy and paste the above Promo Code:

azurepassstart

After I hit Submit:

azurepasswithcode

After I sign in with Live ID (but before filling out with all the information and hitting Submit):

azurepassliveid

After filling out all the information above and hitting Submit, I get the screen where I have to accept the agreement:

azurepassaccept

I filled out my First and Last Name, checked the Box and hit Accept.  Below is the final screen where I can start using Azure:

azurepasscompleted

I hope the screen shots help.

Harold Wong